Former Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola, a beloved St. Louisan from The Hill, has died. He was 90. He grew up on the same street as Yogi Berra. The two men were lifelong friends.
“Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn’t even the best catcher on my street!” – Joe Garagiola
We are deeply saddened by the loss of baseball legend and former #Dbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola.
His family released a statement on Wednesday:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing man who was not just beloved by those of us in his family, but to generations of baseball fans who he impacted during his eight decades in the game. Joe loved the game and passed that love onto family, his friends, his teammates, his listeners and everyone he came across as a player and broadcaster. His impact on the game, both on and off the field, will forever be felt.”
“Joe was one-of-a-kind and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him and his family,” said D-backs Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick. “His sense of humor certainly stood out to all of us, but perhaps more importantly, the mark he left in the community around him will carry on his legacy for generations to come.”
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