|Joe Garagiola, Sr.|
|Name||Joseph Henry "Joe" Garagiola, Sr.|
|Born||February 12, 1926|
|Place||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Died||March 23, 2016|
|Occupation||Game Show Host, Baseball player, Announcer, TV personality|
Joseph Henry "Joe" Garagiola Sr. (February 12, 1926-Mrch 23, 2016)is a former baseball player and game show host. He played for four baseball teams in an eight-year Major League Baseball career from 1946-1954. He then began several broadcasting ventures, including being a panelist on Today for many years, but most notably as a broadcaster for Major League Baseball on NBC from 1961-1988.
In game shows, Garagiola provided hosting duties for He Said, She Said, the predecessor to Tattletales, and also hosted the original Sale of the Century from 1971-1974, succeeding Jack Kelly. In 1977, after serving as a panelist, Garagiola took the reigns from a cancer-stricken Garry Moore on To Tell the Truth, hosting until that version's end in 1978. His other hosting ventures included Joe Garagiola's Memory Game and the 1986 version of Strike it Rich.
On March 23, 2016; Garigiola died at the age of 90 due to following a long illness