Milo Hamilton

American sportscaster 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".
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Houston, Texas

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Midweek notes: Mayweather-Alvarez re-air Saturday, ESPN weekend announcer pairings
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
For those who missed the Floyd Mayweather- Canelo Alvarez bout last weekend, Showtime will re-air the title fight Saturday night. (John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images) Showtime will re-air the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight at 8 p.m. Saturday, followed by the new film about former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, titled “LT: The Live & Times”, which premieres at 7 p.m. Friday. “All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo Epilogue” airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. … Comcast SportsNet Houston has a Milo Hamilton interview/biography show on tap for Monday. No details or air time yet. … ESPN announcer pairings for games of regional interest this week include Mark Neely and Jay Walker on Texas Southern-Jackson State at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPNU, Dave Neal and Andre Ware on North Texas-Georgia at 11 a.m. Saturday on Channel 57, Bob Wischusen and Rod Gilmore on Arkansas-Rutgers at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN, Clay Matvick and Matt Stinchcomb on SMU-Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on ESPN...
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Aaron, Ryan, Biggio honor retiring Houston Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton
Fox News - over 5 years
Milo Hamilton and Hank Aaron will be linked forever thanks to the Hall of Fame announcer's call on the slugger's record-breaking 715th home run.
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Houston Astros to induct players into Walk of Fame
The Business Journals - almost 6 years
The Houston Astros will honor the first inductees to their new Walk of Fame in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The first official inductees include Hall of Fame broadcasters Milo Hamilton and Gene Elston, former Colt .45s/Astros third baseman Bob Aspromonte, former Colt .45s/Astros players Larry Dierker and Jimmy Wynn, former Astros player Jose Cruz and Astros television broadcaster Bill Brown. The 13 players in team history to have their numbers retired are also being inducted Tuesday and will be...
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Report: Broadcaster Milo Hamilton To Retire After 59 Years
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - about 6 years
Houston Astros radio broadcaster <a class="fplink fp-198927" href="/milo+hamilton+1">Milo Hamilton</a> was expected to announce his intent to retire after the 2012 season on Wednesday, according to's Brian McTaggart.
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Legendary Oakland A's announcer Bill King Again among leading nominees for ... -
Google News - over 6 years
The living award-winners include Marty Brennaman, Jerry Coleman, Gene Elston, Joe Garagiola, Milo Hamilton, Jaime Jarrin, Tony Kubek, Denny Matthews, Jon Miller, Felo Ramirez, Vin Scully, Lon Simmons, Bob Uecker, Dave Van Horne and Bob Wolff
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Hear the frantic Dynamo radio call - Houston Chronicle (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Dynamo radio broadcaster Jonathan Yardley, the pride of Rice, made the type of call that would have even made Milo Hamilton blush. To know Yardley is to appreciate his dry sense of humor and even demeanor, so this wild call straight out of Friday Night
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Kinetic artist David Lang's work is always moving - Daily News Transcript
Google News - over 6 years
After a viewer triggers a tiny motion detector, they might hear a jingle for Gillette foamy shaving cream, a burst of static and then announcer Milo Hamilton&#39;s euphoric account of Henry Aaron&#39;s 715th home run. In 2004, Lang&#39;s life -- creative and
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Q&A with Flying Squirrels broadcaster Anthony Oppermann - RVANews
Google News - over 6 years
Milo Hamilton, who is a Hall of Fame broadcaster, was the guy I grew up listening to. He had an incredible voice but also had a knack of making every game sound so exciting. No matter what the score was, it also felt like a big deal when he came on the
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Chinese tour holds promise for Arkansas, US rice - BusinessWeek
Google News - over 6 years
But the trip could be part of a slow move toward doing so, said Milo Hamilton, president and co-founder of Firstgrain, a rice industry news service. China has shown signs that it might start to import more rice, Hamilton said. Over the last year,
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Johnson was a gem for Braves - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Sure, Milo Hamilton and Johnson were the broadcast team when the Braves first hit Atlanta. But if you talk about Braves broadcasting, it was all about Ernie, Pete and Skip. Johnson was Atlanta Braves baseball. He had played with the Braves in Boston
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Another Look: Lanny Frattare - Beaver County Times
Google News - over 6 years
When the legendary Bob Prince and broadcast partner Nellie King were let go after the 1975 season, Frattare and Milo Hamilton were hired to replace them calling Pirates broadcasts. The Bucs won the World Series in 1979 but since the Pirates didn&#39;t
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Teams were spellbound at Scrabble and the City! - Your Houston News
Google News - over 6 years
Houston sports broadcaster favorite, Milo Hamilton, kept the teams in line and the play-by-play interesting. 500 extra points were even given to the first team to spell out a Milo favorite &quot;Holy Toledo!&quot; The event was held at Saint Arnold Brewing
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Book gathers baseball (and Brewers) broadcasting stories - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Powell, on his top call: &quot;As Milo (Hamilton) says, the best thing about baseball is not knowing the script. In 2008, Milwaukee had missed post-season since 1982, but is tied for the wild card with New York with four games left
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Google News - over 6 years
Astros Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will emcee the signature event as supporters mix and mingle with Astros players. The event begins with the cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and live auction at 7:00 pm
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Milo Hamilton
  • 2015
    Age 87
    Hamilton died on September 17, 2015, at the age of 88 after having chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 1974.
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  • 2009
    Age 81
    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.
  • 2007
    Age 79
    On October 7, 2007, Hamilton suffered a heart attack while eating lunch with his son in Houston.
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  • 2006
    Age 78
    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.
  • 2000
    Age 72
    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.
  • 1992
    Age 64
    Hamilton was the 1992 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award.
  • 1986
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 56
    The Cubs dismissed Hamilton after the 1984 season.
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    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 53
    Brickhouse himself called Hamilton "the voice of the Cubs for years to come" just before he retired in 1981.
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  • 1980
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 1976
    Age 48
    Instead, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1976 season, succeeding Bob Prince.
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  • 1975
    Age 47
    He refused to gloss over this issue, and the Braves' owners fired him after the 1975 season.
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  • 1974
    Age 46
    While in Atlanta, Hamilton narrated Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run in the Braves' home opener for 1974:
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  • 1966
    Age 38
    When the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta for the 1966 season, Hamilton got the call to become the team's play-by-play announcer.
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  • 1961
    Age 33
    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.
  • 1954
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1953
    Age 25
    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.
  • 1949
    Age 21
    He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1949.
  • 1927
    Born on September 2, 1927.
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