D-backs to pay tribute to Garagiola at May 16 Yankees game
PHOENIX –The Arizona Diamondbacks will pay tribute to the late Joe Garagiola with a ceremony prior to their Monday, May 16, game against the New York Yankees at Chase Field.
The ceremony will include family and friends as well as some of baseball’s most well-known personalities. The former big league catcher and broadcaster died on March 23 at the age of 90.
FOX Sports Arizona will take part in the tribute with on-air guests and a special edition of "D-backs Live." The game’s broadcast will also help raise funds for St. Peter Indian Mission.
"Joe is a legend in every sense of the word, and we know that many fans in Arizona have wanted to pay tribute to him," said D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall. "There’s no better time than with a huge crowd and the national spotlight that comes with playing the Yankees at home for the first time since 2010 on the 15th anniversary of the 2001 World Series. We expect to share a lot of laughs and tears that night as we remember what an amazing person Joe was and the impact he left on this community."
A permanent emblem will be unveiled at Chase Field in Garagiola’s memory, and the "JOE" logo patch that adorns the sleeve of the D-backs uniforms in 2016 will be available for purchase by fans at D-backs Authentics, with proceeds to benefit St. Peter Indian Mission, the cause to which Garagiola dedicated two decades of his time.
Additional details of the tribute will be announced the week prior to the event.