Hall Of Fame Baseball Broadcaster Milo Hamilton Dies At 88
September 17, 2015 at 3:01 PM (PT)
MILO HAMILTON, the longtime Hall of Fame major league baseball broadcaster, died THURSDAY (9/17) at 88. HAMILTON called games for seven teams in 60 years, the second longest tenure of any major league announcer (VIN SCULLY is in his 66th season), working for the ST, LOUIS BROWNS, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, CHICAGO CUBS (twice), CHICAGO WHITE SOX, ATLANTA BRAVES, PITTSBURGH PIRATES, and HOUSTON ASTROS, where he was the team's play-by-play voice in 1985-2012.
Known for his "Holy Toledo!" exclamation, HAMILTON won the NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME's FORD C. FRICK Award in 1992 and was elected to the RADIO HALL OF FAME in 2000. He called HANK AARON's 715th home run for the BRAVES in 1974, the PIRATES' world championship in 1979, NOLAN RYAN's 4,000th strikeout in 1985, BARRY BONDS' 70th home run in 2001, and 11 no-hitters.
HAMILTON's passing comes 12 days after the death of another ASTROS Hall of Fame broadcaster, GENE ELSTON (NET NEWS 9/8).