Best Of 'Mike And The Mad Dog': A 2003 Interview With Phil Rizzuto

Mike & The Mad Dog
June 06, 2019 - 4:29 pm

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Holy cow! Phil Rizzuto appeared on "Mike and the Mad Dog" on June 16, 2003.

The Yankees Hall of Famer discussed his playing days and his broadcast career, which included proving the play-by-play commentary in Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”

“I had forgotten all about it (after recording the commentary),” Rizzuto told Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. “About six months later, when the record came out, my son calls me. ... He says, ‘Dad, you’re a rock star!’ And then he brought it home and played it about six times before I realized what was going on (in the song).”