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Joe Garagiola Show

Best remembered for his work behind the microphone than behind the plate, Joe Garagiola played for nine years in the major leagues then traded a mit for a mic.

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12 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 0 hours, 55 min)
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Joe Garagiola on Mic
Fans spend hours discussing the fascinating statistics of the game's great players, but the Major Leagues are also home to some great personalities. Joe Garagiola was a good, but not quite great catcher during his playing years. However, he is better remembered for his work behind the microphone than behind the plate.

Joe GaragiolaJoe grew up on "The Hill", a neighborhood of Italian American families in St. Louis, on Elizabeth Street. His childhood friend who grew up across the street was Yogi Berra. Garagiola jokes that "Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn't even the best catcher on my street!"

The pro scouts spent a lot of time on Elizabeth Street (the block where Garagiola and Berra grew up was eventually renamed "Hall of Fame Place"), but the Cardinals passed over Berra, thinking that Joe was a better prospect. There is a story that team president Branch Rickey wanted to hold off signing Berra because Rickey knew that he would be taking over operations for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Although Rickey wanted Berra for the Dodgers, he signed with the Yankees.
Garagiola played for nine years and was traded four times during a period when there were only eight teams in the league, "I thought I was modeling uniforms for the National League." When he hung up his catchers mitt after the '54 season, he began calling games for KMOX, St. Louis. This collection of broadcasts includes five minute interviews with Cardinals players and personalities during Spring Training Camp for the 1955 season.

When Joe Garagiola announced his retirement from broadcasting, he stated that he wanted to spend more time with Audrey, his wife of 63 years. "I've often said it's the best catch I ever made".

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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 0 hours, 55 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 0 hours 55 minutes
      1. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 02 Wally Moon.mp3
      2. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 03 Dixie Walker.mp3
      3. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 04 Frank Smith.mp3
      4. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 05 Vic Raschi.mp3
      5. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 06 Gordon Jones.mp3
      6. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 07 Joe Frasier.mp3
      7. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 08 August Busch, Jr.mp3
      8. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 09 Bill Sarni.mp3
      9. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 10 Harvey Haddix.mp3
      10. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 11 Bill Virdon.mp3
      11. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 12 Tom Alston.mp3
      12. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 13 Bill Posedel.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
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      12 shows - total playtime 0 hours 55 minutes
      1. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 02 Wally Moon.mp3
      2. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 03 Dixie Walker.mp3
      3. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 04 Frank Smith.mp3
      4. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 05 Vic Raschi.mp3
      5. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 06 Gordon Jones.mp3
      6. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 07 Joe Frasier.mp3
      7. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 08 August Busch, Jr.mp3
      8. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 09 Bill Sarni.mp3
      9. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 10 Harvey Haddix.mp3
      10. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 11 Bill Virdon.mp3
      11. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 12 Tom Alston.mp3
      12. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 13 Bill Posedel.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    12 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 55 min

    Joe Garagiola Show Disc A001

    1. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 02 Wally Moon
    2. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 03 Dixie Walker
    3. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 04 Frank Smith
    4. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 05 Vic Raschi
    5. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 06 Gordon Jones
    6. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 07 Joe Frasier
    7. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 08 August Busch, Jr
    8. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 09 Bill Sarni
    9. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 10 Harvey Haddix
    10. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 11 Bill Virdon
    11. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 12 Tom Alston
    12. Joe Garagiola Show 550000 13 Bill Posedel

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