Obviously people who read Zisk know I'm not a Yankee fan, but this is still sad news.
Yankee games on WPIX Channel 11 (shown on WTEN in Albany) were the only games I got to watch outside the NBC Game of the Week (Albany stations didn't show the Mets until the late 90s), so I was pretty familiar with the Yankee teams of the 70s and early 80s. And Rizzuto was a hoot to listen to as a kid. I never understood why they didn't bring him back like the Mets did with Ralph Kiner.
Oh, and Scooter was a great pitchman too.