Joe Garagiola announced his retirement from broadcasting on February 20, 2013 after serving 15 seasons as a color analyst on select D-backs broadcasts on FOX Sports Arizona. He broadcast two innings on FOX Sports Arizona on April 14, 2013 before signing off the air for the last time. Garagiola has served 58 years in broadcasting and was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2009, the D-backs renamed the broadcast wing of the press box, as well as the home broadcast booth, at Chase Field in Garagiola's honor with a 50-foot timeline of his career, appropriately named the "Joe Garagiola Broadcast Wing & Booth." Last season, the D-backs and Garagiola dedicated a field in his honor in Flagstaff, Ariz. as part of the D-backs "Diamonds Back" field building program.
Garagiola made his Major League debut in 1946 with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed a nine-year Major League career as a catcher with the Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. At age 29, Garagiola retired as a player and turned to broadcasting, calling games for the Cardinals, New York Yankees and California Angels. He also enjoyed an eight-year stint as a panelist on NBC's "Today" (1967-73, 1990-92). In addition to calling three All-Star Games, three National League Championship Series and three World Series, Garagiola was featured on NBC's Saturday "Game of the Week" for 15 years (1974-88), alongside Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Vin Scully.