Legendary Astros play-by-play broadcaster dies

- Sports director Mark Berman confirms Legendary Astros play-by-play broadcaster Milo Hamilton has passed away.

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. released the following statement on Thursday regarding the death of Milo Hamilton:

During his 60 years covering our game, Milo became one of the National Pastime’s most distinguished announcers, serving seven different Major League Clubs.  He chronicled some of our game’s most historic moments during the era of Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Ernie Banks.  As ‘The Voice of the Astros’ since 1985, he ushered into the homes of fans Houston’s first World Series appearance, the Hall of Fame careers of Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio, and countless other memories.

I enjoyed spending time with Milo during my trip to Houston earlier in this resurgent season for the Astros, and it was a pleasure to correspond with him in recent months.  On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Milo’s family, friends, admirers throughout the game and to all Astros fans.


Houston Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement on Thursday:

Holy Toledo!  Houston has lost a legend!  My heart goes out to the Houston Astros organization and the family, friends and fans of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who died today at the age of 88.  There was no mistaking the distinctive voice that called Astros games for more than 25 years.  He was a beloved member of the Houston community and will be greatly missed. 

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