|Joe Garagiola ends broadcast career after 58 years|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:26|
The 87-year-old Garagiola said Wednesday that he's retiring as a part-time television analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He said goodbye at a 30-minute news conference at the team's spring training facility, a session marked by his trademark one-liners and a bit of emotion.
Garagiola entertained audiences for 58 years with a sharp sense of humor and a seemingly endless list of stories. His personality transcended sports and landed him a pair of stints on the ``Today'' show and a slot as a guest host in Johnny Carson's seat on ``The Tonight Show.''
Garagiola spent nine seasons in the majors as a catcher. He had worked at selected Diamondbacks games for the past 15 years.