Phil Rizzuto

Birth Name: Philip Francis Rizzuto

Date of Birth: September 25, 1917

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: August 13, 2007

Place of Death: West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian

Phil Rizzuto was an American professional baseball player. He was a shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. He was nicknamed “The Scooter.”

Phil was the son of Rose (Angotti) and Philip Fiore Rizzuto. His grandparents were all Calabrian. He was married to Cora Anne Esselborn, until his death, with whom he had four children.

Phil’s paternal grandfather was named Natale Rizzuto. Natale was born in Cosenza.

Phil’s paternal grandmother was Carmela Guarascio (the daughter of Giovanni Battista Guarascio and Teresa Felice). Carmela was born in Cosenza.

Phil’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Angotti (the son of Joseph Angotti and Rosaria Perri).

Phil’s maternal grandmother was named Caroline.

Source: Genealogy of Phil Rizzuto –

3 Responses

  1. BobG927 says:

    I wonder if I’m related . Same last name as his paternal grandmother , Guarascio and my fathers family was from Cosenza . BobG927

  2. andrew says:

    his maternal grandparents were also from Calabria, making him 100% Calabrian.

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