Just got the news that legendary baseball announcer Joe Garagiola died today; he was 90 years old.
Courtesy of ABC News: Joe Garagiola, who turned a modest major league catching career into a
57-year run as a popular broadcaster in the sports world and beyond,
died Wednesday....The Arizona Diamondbacks announced his death before their exhibition game against San Francisco,
and there were murmurs of shock and sadness at the ballpark. Garagiola
had been in ill health in recent years. READ MORE HERE abc7.ws/1ZtXlvW
Click on the photo, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society archives, to read a story from 1968 featuring Joe Garagiola, Robert Northshield, Don Daubney, and Croton-Harmon H.S. wrestlers.
You may also have an interest in this article about Robert Northshield http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/1955-atomic-bomb-tests-yucca-flats.html
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Again only possible thanks to the volunteers of the historical society.Delete
I read this tonight with much sadness. he was my favorite sports announcer of all time. As a kid, I looked forward to to Major League Baseball's Game of the Week on NBC, not only because it was a great opportunity to see games not involving New York teams (there was no ESPN then to broadcast baseball every night during the season), but also because Joe Garagiola was the announcer. He did the pre-game show, back then, and it was informative, insightful and exciting!. His humor and personality led to numerous television and game show appearances and his style and skill, in the broadcasting booth, earned him a well-deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a national treasure and I thank him for a million smiles as a kid and for memories that will last a lifetime! Rest in peace, Joe!ReplyDelete