• Cora Rizzuto

    Posted by on August 21st, 2011 · Comments (4)

    I just read about her passing as I was thumbing through the Yankees Media Guide this morning. (I missed it when it happened on October 7, 2010. And, I missed the mention of it at this year’s Old Timers Day ceremonies.)

    I had heard a rumor that she was living at Seabrook Village (in Tinton Falls, NJ) after Scooter’s passing.

    She was 90-years old when she died. Still, it’s sad. She survived Phil by three years. I hope they were good for her.

    I’ve read most of Carlo DeVito’s biography of Phil Rizzuto.  And, Cora really seemed like a classy lady.  No wonder why Phil loved her so much.

    Comments on Cora Rizzuto

    1. redbug
      August 21st, 2011 | 9:59 am

      I heard her name at the Old Timers Day. Like you, it caught me off guard. It felt like an old friend died – we heard Phil speak of her so often.

      I saw her at the stadium when they remembered Phil after his death, I had seats right behind the visitors dugout. She looked great for her age.

    2. Raf
      August 21st, 2011 | 10:42 am


      I remember hearing so much about her, how Scooter would usually talk about her in glowing terms. I didn’t read the bio, but from what I’ve heard (read) it seems that she was a very classy, dignified lady.


    3. 77yankees
      August 21st, 2011 | 5:47 pm

      I was surprised the Yankees didn’t announce it last October – we surely would have seen it somewhere. Or maybe the family asked to keep it private until after the services.

      Still, not many organizations honor the memories of players’ families the way the Yankees do. I didn’t know of the passing of Tommy John’s son until his name was mentioned during the Old Timers ceremony last year.

    4. August 21st, 2011 | 7:22 pm

      I missed this also. She was like Mrs. Columbo someone you heard about but didn’t actually know.

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