JOE GARAGIOLAGame 109 | November 29, 1962 | Joe Garagiola
A native of St. Louis, Garagiola parlayed a mediocre major league baseball career into a highly successful career as a broadcaster, speaker and master of ceremonies. He was a 30-year baseball commentator for NBC, working with Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Vin Scully. He served as a panelist on The Today Show from 1967-1973 and later hosted a number of celebrity game shows.
Game 139 | January 24, 1966 | Al Kaline, Joe Garagiola
It was winter baseball banquet time again, and Garagiola was back as the guest speaker and emcee. Kaline went right from high school to the Detroit Tigers in 1953 and became the youngest player in history to win an American League batting title when he hit .340 in 1955. A 15-time All Star, Kaline won 10 Gold Glove awards as a right fielder and was a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1980. He played his entire 21 years with the Tigers.
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