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Joe Garagiola and Stu Miller, former New York Giants players, pass away

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  • Joe Garagiola and Stu Miller, former New York Giants players, pass away

    Catcher Joe Garagiola wrapped up his big league career with the Giants, playing in five games for the club in 1954. He died March 23, 2016 at age 90.

    Legendary broadcaster and former baseball player Joe Garagiola Sr. died Wednesday at the age of 90, the Arizona Diamondbacks confirmed.

    Garagiola, who was awarded the Ford Frick Award -- presented annually to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball" -- by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, was the play-by-play voice of baseball for NBC for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1961. He worked alongside Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Bob Costas on the network's "Game of the Week."
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    Stu Miller died a while ago, but his passing did not get a thread of its own at the time. Miller played for the New York club in 1957 before heading west with the rest of the team. He died January 4, 2015 at age 87.

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Stu Miller, who will be remembered more for committing history's most famous balk than for his formidable pitching, died Sunday at his home in Cameron Park, Calif. He was 87.

    The Giants and Orioles, the teams with whom Miller distinguished himself the most during his 16-year Major League career, announced his death Monday.
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