Found February 16, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
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The upcoming season will mark the 50th year of Major League Baseball in Houston. For more than half of those seasons, Astros fans have heard a familiar voice in the broadcast booth—the voice of Milo Hamilton, who announced on Wednesday that the 2012 campaign would be his last in the booth. Hamilton came to Houston in 1986, and took over for Gene Elston as the team’s lead radio announcer in 1987. Since then, he has become as synonymous with Astros baseball as Craig Biggio, bringing to life moments like Mike Scott’s no-hitter to clinch the NL West division in 1986 and Biggio’s 3000th career hit in 2007. The 84-year-old Hamilton is one of the game’s few legendary broadcasters who can also be called a journeyman. His career as a Major League broadcaster began in 1953, during the first year of the Eisenhower administration and as the Korean War came to an end. He debuted with the then-St. Louis Browns that year, but jumped ship to the crosstown Cardinals when the Browns moved to Ba...
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