The Blue Wahoos announced on Friday that a familiar name will be taking over the team’s lead play-by-play broadcast duties in 2019. Chris Garagiola, the grandson of Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola Sr., will fill the open seat in the radio booth created by Tommy Thrall’s promotion to the Major Leagues announced earlier this week. Garagiola has served as the Blue Wahoos assistant broadcaster and media relations trainee for the past two seasons.
Garagiola becomes the second lead broadcaster in team history following Tommy Thrall’s seven-season career in Pensacola. The Blue Wahoos will open the 2019 season, their first as an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, on Thursday, April 4 on the road against the Mobile Baybears before playing their home opener at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Wednesday, April 10 against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. More information on the 2019 season and Blue Wahoos tickets are available at BlueWahoos.com.