Joe Garagiola Jr.

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Joe Garagiola Jr. (born 1952) is the senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball.[1] He was previously senior vice president of baseball operations, and before that the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Joe Garagiola Jr. named disciplinarian", ESPN.COM, March 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Interview with Garagiola,; accessed September 13, 2015.

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Preceded by
first General Manager
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
Succeeded by
Bob Gebhard (interim)