Broadcast Legend Joe Garagiola Has Died

By Kevin Eck 

Former MLB catcher, Today Show host and baseball announcer Joe Garagiola has died at the age of 90.

Garagiola started doing baseball play-by-play for NBC in 1961 after leaving professional baseball in 1954. He worked on NBC’s Today Show from 1966 until 1973 and again from 1990 until 1992. He later went on do on-air work for the California Angels and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He retired from broadcasting in 2013.

He was awarded the Ford Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. The award is given to a broadcaster every year for “major contributions to baseball.”

His son Steve has worked as an anchor and reporter at Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV since 1995.

Here he is hosting To Tell the Truth