Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player Who Became a Broadcasting Star, Dies at 90

A catcher in the majors for nine forgettable seasons, he went on to become a colorful broadcaster for NBC, which also made him a host of the “Today” show. Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher and later an announcer and television host, popular for his colorful personality. Garagiola played nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants. He was also well known outside of baseball for having been one of the regular panelists on The Today Show for many years and for his numerous appearances on game shows both as a host and panelist. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO: Highlight video of Joe Garagiola at the 2010 St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement 


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