Milo Hamilton

Born Sep 2, 1927

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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1927 Birth Born on September 2, 1927.


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 did not make the move. Instead, he moved to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he worked alongside Harry Caray and Jack Buck during the 1954 season. … Read More


1961 33 Years Old After four years away from baseball, Hamilton moved to the Chicago White Sox in 1961, serving as the assistant to the 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 team's play-by-play announcer. … Read More


1974 46 Years Old While in Atlanta, Hamilton narrated Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run in the Braves' home opener for 1974: … Read More
1975 47 Years Old He refused to gloss over this issue, and the Braves' owners fired him 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


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 the longtime Cardinals owner Gussie Busch — which has long been rumored to be the reason for the his firing by the Cardinals 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 became the Astros main announcer from 1987 through 2012. … Read More


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 would be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
2006 78 Years Old …  The 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 from 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.
2015 88 Years Old Hamilton died on September 17, 2015, at the age of 88 after having chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 1974. … Read More
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