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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Phil Rizzo

 
 
Phil Rizzo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2014
1. Phil Rizzo Marker
Inscription.

Phil Rizzo got his first taste of professional baseball at the tender age of 19, signing his first contract out of high school. Rizzo spent eight years playing Minor League ball before making the transition into Scouting.

Rizzo's Scouting career spanned 40+ years including stints with eight different Major League organizations. During his tenure as a Scout he was responsible for the signing of numerous Major League players such as: Bob Kipper - Left-Handed Pitcher, Erick Pappas - Catcher, Bob Wickman - Right-Handed Pitcher, Mark Loretta Second Baseman and Tim Unroe - Third Baseman.

In 1999 Rizzo was recognized as the recipient of "The Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago Scout of the Year Award."
 
Erected 2008 by Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame and the Goldklang Group.
 
Location. 44° 58.324′ N, 93° 10.496′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Click for map. Marker is part of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1771 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul MN 55108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Al Avila (here, next to this marker); Terry Reynolds
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
(here, next to this marker); Kenneth Wayne Stauffer (here, next to this marker); Tom Greenwade (here, next to this marker); Marti Wolever (here, next to this marker); Harold "Hep" Cronin (here, next to this marker); The Hamline Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Victoria Street Station (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
More about this marker. The Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club is moving to Lowertown Stadium in downtown Saint Paul. The Hall of Fame markers will likely be relocated to the new stadium, which will open for the 2015 season.
 
Also see . . .
1. Interview with Phil Rizzo - The Baseball Man (Apr 28, 2013). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "He's A Scout. And I Am A Scout." - Phil Rizzo (Mar 5, 2009). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Paul Saints to Induct Dodger and Brave Scout into Scout Hall of Fame (May 12, 2008). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Midway Stadium, St. Paul MN. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
Markers in distance, beyond Snoopy's outstretched right hand

5. Saint Paul Saints Official Website. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Lowertown Ballpark, St. Paul MN. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. The Goldklang Group. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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