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Milo Hamilton to Retire After 2012

By on 2.15.12 | 11:04PM

Long time Houston Astros radio play-by-play broadcaster Milo Hamilton will be calling Astros game for one more season and then will pass on the mike. Hamilton will remain with the Astros in a yet to be determined capacity when the team moves to the American League in 2013.

Hamilton has been in the radio booth for nearly 60 years. Only legendary Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully has been broadcasting baseball games longer than Hamilton. He first began broadcasting back in 1953 with the St. Louis Browns. Hamilton has also broadcast for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs (twice), Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. The Baseball Hall of Fame bestowed with the Ford C. Frick Award in 1992.

Although Hamilton has been with the Astros for more than 25 years, he is undoubtedly best remembered for calling Hank Aaron's then record setting 715th homerun on April 8, 1974 towards the end of his stint in the Braves broadcast booth.

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