Milo Hamilton

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Leland Milo Hamilton

Biographical Information[edit]

Longtime broadcaster Milo Hamilton's stops included the St. Louis Browns (1953), the St. Louis Cardinals (1954), the Chicago Cubs (1955 to 1957), the Chicago White Sox (1962 to 1965), the Atlanta Braves (1966 to 1975), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1976 to 1979), the Cubs again (1980 to 1984), and the Houston Astros (from 1985 to 2012), for a total of 60 seasons behind the microphone.

Prior to the 2012 season, he announced he would be retiring from the Astros' broadcast booth at the end of the year, ending a remarkable career. He broadcast his final game on September 26th, a 2-0 Astros win over the St. Louis Cardinals, having elected not to accompany the team on its final road trip as a National League team. He won the Ford Frick Award awarded by the Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2009, the city of Houston, TX renamed Hamilton Street, which runs on the east side of Minute Maid Park, "Milo Hamilton Way".

Hamilton passed away in 2015, at the age of 88.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Milo Hamilton (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, February 1970, pp. 63-66. [1]
  • Milo Hamilton, Dan Schlossberg and Bob Ibach: Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo's Microphone, Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2006. [2]

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