On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2016 

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

OTD August 13 - Phil Rizzuto
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Baseball Digest

2007: Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto, who spent his entire 13-year baseball career with the New York Yankees, dies at age 89 in West Orange, New Jersey. The five-time All-Star won seven World Series championships with the Yankees and was named the American League MVP in 1950. Following his playing career, Rizzuto went on to a 40-year career as a radio and television sports announcer for the Yankees.


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