Joe Garagiola

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Joe Garagiola

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


  • Not only was I not the best catcher in the major leagues, I wasn’t even the best catcher on my street.
    • Garagiola on growing up with Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame catcher and Garagiola's childhood friend.[1]
  • I went through life as 'a player to be named later'.
  • Never trust a baserunner with a limp. Comes a base hit and you'll think he just got back from Lourdes.
    • Garagiola joking about baserunners.[1]
  • One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: When you bought your ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

Quotes about Joe Garagiola[edit]

  • He fought against chewing tobacco, wrote two more books, helped found an organization to assist former players in need, and worked tirelessly to try to help Native American kids. By any measure, that's a full life.

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