Joe Garagiola Jr.

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Joe Garagiola, Jr., Phoenix, 2019

Joe Garagiola Jr. (born 1952) is currently the Special Advisor to Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall[1] and formerly the Senior Vice President of Standards and On-field Operations for Major League Baseball.[2] He was previously Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for MLB from 2005-2011 and the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1997-2005.

He is the son of Joe Garagiola Sr., who played catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1973, Garagiola, along with Chris Hart, appeared on the game show To Tell the Truth as impostors pretending to be police detective Richard Buggy. Garagiola's father and Hart's mother, Kitty Carlisle, were regular panelists on the show at the time and both appeared as part of a prank on their parents. He is an alumnus of Archbishop Stepinac High School, the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law Center.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Arizona Diamondbacks hire Joe Garagiola Jr". azcentral. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ "MLB names Garagiola Jr. as head of discipline". 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  3. ^ Interview with Garagiola,; accessed September 13, 2015. Archived November 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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Preceded by
Franchise established
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
Succeeded by
Bob Gebhard