Joe Garagiola won't travel to Hall

Updated: June 10, 2014, 1:35 PM ET
Associated Press

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Garagiola will receive the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia.

The 88-year-old Garagiola says he's been advised by doctors not to travel because of health concerns and won't attend Hall of Fame weekend. He'll accept it through a video recording as part of the awards presentation July 26 at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

Garagiola is just the third winner of the O'Neil Award, which was established in 2007. It's ...

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