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Milo Hamilton

Sportscaster
Male
Born Sep 2, 1927
Hometown Fairfield, Iowa
Died Sep 17, 2015
Death Place Houston, Texas
Other Names Leland Milo Hamilton

Leland Milo Hamilton is an American sportscaster, best known for calling play-by-play for seven different Major League Baseball teams since 1953. He received the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. He is known by his middle name, which is pronounced "MY-loh".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1927 Birth Born on September 2, 1927.

TWENTIES

1949 21 Years Old He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1949.
1953 25 Years Old After beginning his sportscasting career by calling college football and basketball for the Iowa Hawkeyes, as well as minor league baseball in the Quad Cities region and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks of the NBA (now the Atlanta Hawks), he got his first MLB announcing job in 1953, with the St. Louis Browns of the American League.
1954 26 Years Old When the Browns moved to Baltimore as the Orioles, Hamilton didn't go along. Instead, he moved to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he worked alongside Harry Caray and Jack Buck during the 1954 season. … Read More

THIRTIES

1961 33 Years Old After a four-year hiatus, Hamilton moved to the Chicago White Sox in 1961, serving as the assistant to longtime White Sox announcer Bob Elson.
1966 38 Years Old When the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta for the 1966 season, Hamilton got the call to become the main play-by-play man for the Atlanta Braves. … Read More

FORTIES

1974 46 Years Old While in Atlanta, Hamilton called Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run in the 1974 home-opener: … Read More
1975 47 Years Old He refused to gloss over the poor attendance and was fired after the 1975 season. … Read More
1976 48 Years Old Instead, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1976 season, succeeding Bob Prince. … Read More

FIFTIES

1980 52 Years Old Unhappy in Pittsburgh, Hamilton jumped at a chance to return to Chicago in 1980 to join the Cubs' broadcast team alongside Brickhouse, Lloyd and Boudreau. … Read More
1981 53 Years Old Brickhouse himself called Hamilton "the voice of the Cubs for years to come" just before he retired in 1981. … Read More
1984 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton claims that during the 1984 season, their relationship got even chillier when Caray admitted to him that he'd in fact had an affair with the daughter-in-law of longtime Cardinals owner Gussie Busch--which has long been rumored to be the reason for the Cardinals firing him in 1969. … Read More
1986 58 Years Old …  After Elston was criticized for his lackluster call of the 1986 NL West clinching no-hitter by Mike Scott, he was let go, and Hamilton has been the Astros main announcer since 1987. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1992 64 Years Old Hamilton was the 1992 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award.
2000 72 Years Old He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2000 and soon he will be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
2006 78 Years Old …  Hamilton's daughter, Patricia Joy Hamilton Watson, a former Delta Air Lines flight attendant, died on July 10, 2006 in Atlanta, three weeks after suffering a stroke.
2007 79 Years Old On October 7, 2007, Hamilton suffered a heart attack while eating lunch with his son in Houston. … Read More
2009 81 Years Old On April 8, 2009, during the opening series against the Chicago Cubs, Houston Mayor Bill White dedicated Hamilton Street in downtown Houston to Milo Hamilton, changing the street's name to, Milo Hamilton Way in honor of the Hall of Fame Voice of the Astros.
2011 83 Years Old As of 2011, Hamilton has broadcast major league games in 59 different ballparks.
2012 84 Years Old He announced he plans to retire as an active broadcaster after the 2012 season, though intending to remain active with the Astros in a more limited way. … Read More
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