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Joe Garagiola
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Garagiola in 1953
Born: (1926-02-12)February 12, 1926
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: March 23, 2016(2016-03-23) (aged 90)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Left Threw: Right
May 26, 1946, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last appearance
September 26, 1954, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 42
Runs batted in 255
Career highlights and awards
  • 1946 World Series champion
  • 1991 Ford Frick Award recipient
  • St. Louis Walk of Fame
  • 2014 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher and later an announcer and television host.

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 many appearances on game shows both as a host and panelist.

Garagiola died on March 23, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 90.

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