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Joe Garagiola
Ford C. Frick Recipient 1991 (Broadcaster)

Full Name: Joseph Henry Garagiola
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: Feb 12, 1926 in St.Louis, MO
Major League Debut: May 26, 1946

CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1951
1952
1953
1953
1954
1954
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
Pit
Pit
Pit
ChN
ChN
NYG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
.237
.257
.107
.261
.318
.194
.255
.273
.233
.272
.281
.273
74
77
24
81
34
27
72
118
27
74
63
5
211
183
56
241
88
72
212
344
73
228
153
11
21
20
9
25
8
9
24
35
9
21
16
1
50
47
6
63
28
14
54
94
17
62
43
3
4
10
1
14
6
3
8
15
5
9
5
2
1
2
0
0
1
2
2
4
0
4
0
0
3
5
2
3
2
2
9
8
2
1
5
0
22
25
7
26
20
9
35
54
14
21
21
1
23
40
12
31
10
9
32
50
10
21
28
1
25
14
9
19
7
7
20
24
11
23
12
2
.312
.398
.275
.348
.388
.284
.358
.369
.341
.336
.403
.308
.308
.415
.232
.357
.477
.375
.439
.410
.384
.360
.412
.455
Totals AVG
.257
G
676
AB
1872
R
198
H
481
2B
82
3B
16
HR
42
RBI
255
BB
267
K
173
OBP
.354
SLG
.385

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1951
1952
1953
1953
1954
1954
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
Pit
Pit
Pit
ChN
ChN
NYG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
0
3
1
1
0
0
2
2
2
1
4
0
4
5
0
6
5
3
4
7
2
8
4
0
65
76
13
86
42
27
93
141
28
82
63
5
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
1
2
0
2
0
1
3
0
1
1
1
0
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
.800
.000
1.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
70.3
36.6
28.0
80.3
44.0
36.0
23.6
43.0
36.5
228.0
30.6
--.-
8.4
13.1
6.2
12.7
12.6
10.3
10.6
14.3
6.6
9.9
12.8
5.5
Totals HBP
16
GDP
48
TB
721
IBB
--
SH
12
SF
2
SB
5
CS
2
SB%
.714
AB/HR
44.6
AB/K
10.8


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1951
1952
1953
1953
1954
1954
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
StL
Pit
Pit
Pit
ChN
ChN
NYG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
70
74
23
80
30
23
61
105
22
68
55
3
288
308
98
373
107
87
289
492
93
334
218
17
260
281
83
332
99
81
255
418
82
296
191
17
25
23
14
35
8
6
30
63
10
34
23
0
3
4
1
6
0
0
4
11
1
4
4
0
6
2
1
1
2
2
4
9
0
2
0
0
0.990
0.987
0.990
0.984
1.000
1.000
0.986
0.978
0.989
0.988
0.982
1.000
Totals G
614
Ch
2704
PO
2395
A
271
E
38
DP
29
FPCT
0.986


WORLD SERIES BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1946
StL
NL
.316
5
19
2
6
2
0
0
4
0
3
.316
.421
Totals AVG
.316
G
5
AB
19
R
2
H
6
2B
2
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
4
BB
0
K
3
OBP
.316
SLG
.421

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1946
StL
NL
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
--.-
6.3
Totals HBP
0
GDP
0
TB
8
IBB
0
SH
0
SF
0
SB
0
CS
0
SB%
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
6.3


WORLD SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1946
StL
C
5
24
22
2
0
1
1.000
Totals G
5
Ch
24
PO
22
A
2
E
0
DP
1
FPCT
1.000


"The 1952 Pirates lost 12 games. One day we had a rainout and we staged a victory party." This is the type of humor that has endeared Joe Garagiola to baseball fans everywhere. In recognition of his "major contributions to Baseball," Garagiola received the 1991 Hall Of Fame Board of Director's Ford C. Frick Award.

Garagiola's credentials are impressive. A journeyman catcher for nine seasons with the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs and Giants, his interest in broadcasting piqued in 1950 when he tuned in to his team's radio broadcasts while convalescing from a shoulder separation. Following his retirement as a player after the 1954 season, he was offered a job with the Cardinals' broadcast crew. In the booth, Garagiola possessed a marvelous, easy-to-like approach to the game and a friendly, folksy manner. His progression behind the microphone included the Game of the Week, All-Star Game and World Series with NBC-TX throughout the 1960s, New York Yankee telecasts with Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto, and Jerry Coleman from 1965-66, the NBC Today Show from 1962-73, and California Angels telecasts in 1990.