Joe Garagiola, Sr., Dead at 90

Joe Garagiola, Sr.Joe Garagiola, Sr. was 90. He played for nine seasons in the major leagues and was part of the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team that won the World Series. He went on to become the play-by-play voice of baseball for NBC for nearly 30 years.


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Rob J

A great chance to post the video of the greatest homer in WS history, Gibson off Eck in 1988. Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola with the call.

March 23, 2016 @ 4:16 PM


Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I attended Workout Day at SkyDome during all-star weekend in '91. Our host was Joe Garagiola.

March 23, 2016 @ 4:28 PM

Argie

@Rob J
"Greatest home run in WS history:"...... What? Don't you mean the most over-rated homer in WS history?

Bill Mazeroski and our very own Joe Carter are the greatest homers in WS history - by far!

March 23, 2016 @ 4:37 PM

Rob J

Thanks! A huge moment for 18-year old me...but if I knew then they wouldn't win it again since, I would have enjoyed it even more. (Joe was allegedly the inspiration for Fred Willard's dog-show commentary in Best in Show)

March 23, 2016 @ 4:43 PM

Rob J

@Argie
Gibson's was not the most influential to a series, but in terms of drama, unexpectedness, and story-line, it is the greatest.

March 23, 2016 @ 4:46 PM

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