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Garagiola, Joe


From the "This Great Game" card back: When young Larry Berra received the nickname “Yogi,” Joe Garagiola was there. When Stan Musial was winning batting titles year after year, Garagiola was there. When Country Slaughter made his “mad dash” to score a pivotal run in the 1946 Series, Joe was there too. Like a talisman, the stocky catcher was on some of baseball’s greatest teams and a frequent witness to history in a nine-year career in the senior circuit. His gentle humor and steady dependability made Joe as easy to throw to, as pitcher Mort Cooper said, “as the barn wall.”   


Birth Date: February 12, 1926
Birth Location: St. Louis, MO
Death Date: March 23, 2016
Death Location: Scottsdale AZ, USA
Weight: 190 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: May 26, 1946
Final Game Date: September 26, 1954
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 676
At Bats: 1
Runs: 198
Hits: 481
Doubles: 82
Triples: 16
Home Runs: 42
RBIs: 255
Stolen Bases: 5
Base on Balls: 267
Batting Average: 0.257
Position: Catcher

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