December 18, 1921 is the Birthday of “Mickey” Garagiola

December 18, 1921, is the Birthday of St. Louis’s most famous waiter, “Mickey” Garagiola. In the 1940s, he worked at Oldani’s (Now Mamma’s) on the Hill when a chef, Terry Lane, messed up a ravioli order.  Mickey tasted them anyway and declared that, with some seasoning, they would be a hit.  Toasted ravioli was born as a St. Louis tradition.

May 12, 1925

Lawrence Berra took on the nickname “Yogi” because his friends thought he resembled a Hindu holy man they had seen in a movie.