Astros broadcaster calls final game

Astros broadcaster calls final game

Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images

HOUSTON,TX - SEPTEMBER 26: Houston Astros radio broadcaster Milo Hamilton poses with a cake in his honor after speaking to the media at a press conference before the St. Louis Cardinals play the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 26, 2012 in Houston, Texas. The game marks the final broadcast of Hamilton after 28 years with the Astros organization. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:18 PM

HOUSTON (BaseballStL) – The series finale of the Cardinals-Astros series was bittersweet for two reasons: it was the final home game for the Astros before the team departs for the American League next season and it was also the final game called for the ‘Voice of the Astros,’ Milo Hamilton.

Hamilton was first heard on the radio 67 years ago and he has spent the past 28 years calling Astros games after previously making stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

The 85-year-old broadcaster has called primarily home games for Houston for the past seven seasons.

According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Hamilton plans to broadcast next season’s series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.  It would mark the 60th different ballpark that he has called a game.

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