Joe Garagiola, Sr.

Joe Garagiola, Sr.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Henry "Joe" Garagiola, Sr. (born February 12, 1926) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball who later became an announcer and television host, popular for his colorful personality. He was well known for being one of the regular panelists of The Today Show on NBC for many years. Garagiola was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up on Elizabeth Avenue in an Italian-American neighborhood in St. Louis known as The Hill, just a few doors down from his childhood friend and competitor, Yogi Berra. (That block was subsequently renamed "Hall of Fame Place.") When Berra and Garagiola were both teenagers, almost all pro scouts rated Garagiola as the better baseball prospect, although Berra had a Hall of Fame career, and Garagiola has always respected Berra's ability.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135996347
  • 9786135996340