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Joe Garagiola (1926-2016)

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Joseph Henry “Joe” Garagiola was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on this day in 1926.    

My first memory of Garagiola was when he hosted the pre-game show on NBC.   He was also on The Johnny Carson show once in a while.

Garagiola was a catcher with the Cardinals before going to the TV booth.   He was a great ambassador for the game, as well.   

He died in 2016.    

P.S.  By the way, he wrote a funny book years ago:  “Baseball is a funny game“.

Written by scantojr

February 12, 2018 at 12:35 am

Posted in Baseball

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