Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Garagiola Retires

Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola is calling it a career. The 87-year-old St. Louis native formally announced his retirement Wednesday after 57 years in the business. Garagiola spent the last 15 seasons doing select television broadcasts for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played nine seasons in the majors as a catcher in the 1940's and 50's. Garagiola went into broadcasting after his playing days in 1955, calling St. Louis Cardinals games on radio before going on to a long career with NBC.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.