Joe Garagiola, Sr. facts for kids
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Garagiola in 1953
February 12, 1926|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died: March 23, 2016
|May 26, 1946, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|September 26, 1954, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||255|
|Career highlights and awards|
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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