Baseball and broadcasting veteran Joe Garagiola retires at 87

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File photo of Los Angeles Dodgers head coach Torre talking to Garagiola Sr. before playing the Chicago White Sox in a MLB spring training game in GlendaleLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Joe Garagiola, the Major League baseball veteran best known for his affable personality and quick wit as a sports commentator, game show host and even late-night television personality, retired from broadcasting on Wednesday. Garagiola, 87, who made his Major League debut with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals, in 1946 and ended his baseball career nine seasons later with the New York Giants, embarked on a much longer broadcasting career in 1955. … USA, LLC