Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski
Well, Joe celebrates his birthday today...he is now 87. Not sure about his health.
One of many quotes of his that I like:
Garagiola grew up in the Italian-American neighborhood in St. Louis known as 'The Hill' and one of his childhood friends and competitors was Yogi Berra who lived just a few doors down. Joe's quote was: "Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn't even the best catcher on my street."
At the end of last season he was still doing fine. He did a few games on TV for D'Backs. One of those was the last weekend of the season. Still a pleasure to listen to when he does these games.