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January 14, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Garagiola's speed on the basepaths was the stuff of legends. "I'd get to first base and I'd have to beg the guy to hold me on," Garagiola says. "I'd plead with him that my kid was watching at home on TV and I didn't want him to be embarrassed. "When I was coming up, a scout reported that my speed was deceptive. He said I was slower than I looked. " Garagiola is a month from his 85th birthday, and his real speed, the thing that made him a household name in every household that had a television set for the better part of three decades, remains intact.
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January 14, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Garagiola's speed on the basepaths was the stuff of legends. "I'd get to first base and I'd have to beg the guy to hold me on," Garagiola says. "I'd plead with him that my kid was watching at home on TV and I didn't want him to be embarrassed. "When I was coming up, a scout reported that my speed was deceptive. He said I was slower than I looked. " Garagiola is a month from his 85th birthday, and his real speed, the thing that made him a household name in every household that had a television set for the better part of three decades, remains intact.
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April 8, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Vin Scully, the Walt Whitman of the baseball broadcast booth, has been known to describe the afternoon sky above a ballpark as "azure blue with pewter gray clouds." Joe Garagiola, the former catcher for the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs and New York Giants, will look at that same sky and say, "I'm glad the clouds are there today, because they will help in seeing the pop flies."
SPORTS
March 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
A swarm of bees invaded the field Thursday and forced a game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks to be called after five innings. The bees literally chased Colorado pitcher Darren Oliver from the mound. He kept trying to return, but each time the bees went after him again. Finally, he left for good and let another pitcher complete the inning. "I love this game," Oliver said, "but I like myself a little bit more."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to salvage the tattered "Today" show's image and ratings, NBC said Tuesday that it is bringing back Joe Garagiola as a co-host and has hired "CBS Morning News" co-anchor Faith Daniels. Additionally, NBC said that Dick Ebersol, the executive responsible for recruiting and promoting newcomer Deborah Norville to take over the show's co-hosting duties from Jane Pauley, is no longer overseeing the troubled morning program.
SPORTS
February 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Garagiola will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer as recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.
SPORTS
November 12, 1988
NBC blew it. Joe Garagiola will be missed. Any other replacement next to Vin Scully won't seem right or like baseball. C. CALDWELL Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Garagiola Sidelined: As of Tuesday, Joe Garagiola won't be in his seat at the anchor desk on NBC's "Today" show. Garagiola, who returned to the show in June, will be absent for four weeks. The former catcher is undergoing what NBC described as routine elective surgery this week and will recuperate at home. He'll resume his Tuesday-Thursday "Today" schedule Oct. 2.
SPORTS
March 27, 1994 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
Joe Garagiola remembered the woman. She was young and beautiful and vivacious. He remembered her from St. Louis. They were in St. Louis, the years after the war. That war was World War II. She was a teammate's wife, and Garagiola remembered her the way we remember youth. As a snapshot of a moment. The woman smiling. Everyone happy to be near her. Time caught in a bottle, time suspended. In memory, we are forever young. When she called Garagiola, he hadn't heard her voice for 40 years.
SPORTS
November 18, 1993 | GARR KLUENDER
Joe Garagiola was the speaker at a recent Western Regional meeting of the Associated Press Sports Editors in Phoenix. He was pinch-hitting for Heather Farr, the LPGA golfer who remains under treatment for cancer. Quipped Garagiola, a lifetime .257 hitter: "This is a historic event. When Garagiola pinch-hits for anybody, that's big news." He also acknowledged that he isn't in the Baseball Hall of Fame, adding, "But that's certainly a political thing."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Names in the News: Tracey Gold, the 22-year-old actress who took time off from ABC's "Growing Pains" to recuperate from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, will return to work on Monday. . . . Joe Garagiola is going to have a new role on "Today" starting Monday. Weary of commuting weekly from his home in Arizona to New York, he has asked out of the co-anchor role and will become a correspondent-at-large. . . . Walter C.
SPORTS
July 27, 1991
Hats off to Bryant Gumbel and NBC's "Today" show on Friday, July 19, for their tribute to Joe Garagiola and his induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. It was a sad day when he was taken off the "Game of the Week." My all-time color commentator favorites are that sincere, lovable, bald-headed Italian and Dizzy Dean before him. Thanks, Joe, for all you've done for baseball and, more importantly, the forgotten ones of the game. CHET LARSON, Solana Beach
SPORTS
February 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Garagiola will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer as recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Garagiola Returns: After five weeks off for elective surgery and recuperation, Joe Garagiola is scheduled to return this morning to NBC's "Today" show and on Tuesday report on the baseball playoffs. Garagiola, 64, has declined to say what kind of surgery was performed. A former "Today" co-anchor, he returned to the show last June on a three-day-a-week basis as part of NBC's effort to revive the show's ratings.
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February 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Names in the News: Tracey Gold, the 22-year-old actress who took time off from ABC's "Growing Pains" to recuperate from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, will return to work on Monday. . . . Joe Garagiola is going to have a new role on "Today" starting Monday. Weary of commuting weekly from his home in Arizona to New York, he has asked out of the co-anchor role and will become a correspondent-at-large. . . . Walter C.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
"Today" co-anchor Joe Garagiola will be off the NBC show for four weeks to have elective surgery for a problem that is "not life-threatening," a spokeswoman for the show said today. Garagiola, 64, declined to disclose the nature of the surgery, said spokeswoman Mary Neagoy, and his medical leave from the program starts Tuesday.
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