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Joe Garagiola
Joe Garagiola Sr. (left) walks off with his son Joe Garagiola, Jr. after Jr. threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his father, a former major league catcher. Joe Garagiola, Jr. is leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks organization to take a position with Major League Baseball. The ceremony took place before the game with the Colorado Rockies August 7, 2005 in Phoenix, AZ. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

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. In 1991, he was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford Frick Award for outstanding broadcasting accomplishments. He has also been given his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

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. About growing up living next to Berra, Garagiola once said, "Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn't even the best catcher on my street!"

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