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D-backs announcer Chris Garagiola is a new voice with a famous baseball name

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, June 10, 2022 - 11:53am

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Arizona Diamondbacks radio announcer Chris Garagiola interviews outfielder Seth Beer after his 3-run walk-off homer on Opening Day 2022 at Chase Field, which was also National Beer Day.

Joe Garagiola closed his long broadcasting career about a decade ago as a TV analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But that followed many years as the top baseball announcer for NBC, and even time spent as a co-host of the “Today” show. The program paid tribute to him after he died in 2016.

Now, in a way, Joe Garagiola’s grandson Chris is following in his footsteps.

After spending the past four seasons calling minor league games, Chris is now in his first season as the road play-by-play announcer for the Diamondbacks. 

The Show caught up with him and began the conversation by asking how much he’d learned about baseball and broadcasting from his grandfather.

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