Brewers director of media relations Mike Vassallo was a great admirer of Phil Rizzuto. The late New York Yankee hall of famer hired Vassallo as his personal assistant back in 1995, and soon helped Mike score his first “real” job in baseball as a member of the Yanks’ media relations.
(Phil Rizzuto tips his cap to Jason Kendall)
And now Vassallo proudly wears a badge of honor on his upper arm - a tattoo of Rizzuto’s retired number 10. And it’s all thanks to Jason Kendall.