There may not be any significant changes with our relationship with Cuba in the near term, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't think about these thingsMLB considers future Cuban ties Apr 26, 2007
We all feel very fortunate to have had a managerial candidate like Wally already in our organizationBackman named Diamondbacks' skipper Nov 01, 2004
Jesse had one of the great careers in our game and we respect his decision of ending it before officially taking the field as a member of the DiamondbacksJesse Orosco retires Jan 21, 2004
I just don't know at this point what the roster will look like in 2005Arizona declines 2005 option on Counsell Oct 30, 2003
By no means does this suggest we have nothing to talk aboutReport: D'Backs decline Batista option Oct 03, 2003
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!"