Vincent RizzoBaseball, 1930-59
New Orleans Pelicans

Inducted: 1987

  • General manager of the New Orleans Pelicans from 1946-49 and from 1956-59.
  • Also scouted for the Pelicans, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Major League signees included George Strickland, Hal Bevan, Jesse Danna, Ray Yochim, Lenny Yochim and Pete Modica.
  • A lifelong resident of New Orleans, he grew up in Mid-City and started working at Pelicans Park at the age of 11 in the 1930 going on to serve in almost every role with the organization.
  • Passed away on jan. 26, 1997 at the age of 83.
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