Wednesday, May 4, 2016

1955 Topps #189: Phil Rizzuto, New York Yankees, SS

     Phil Rizzuto was nearing the end of his Hall of Fame career in 1955, which began with the Yankees in 1941 (actually it was with the class-D Bassett Furnituremakers in 1937).  1955 was the first year that Rizzuto would play less than 100 games in his career, allowing Billy Hunter a majority of the time at SS.  Rizzuto's final season would actually be in 1956, with Gil McDougald taking over as the primary SS.

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