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Milo Hamilton announces retirement

Tribute: Milo Hamilton

Career Highlights
  • Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1992
  • Called 11 no-hitters
  • Broadcast Nolan Ryan's 4,000th strikeout in 1985
  • Called Hank Aaron's 715th career home run in 1974
  • Called Barry Bonds' 70th home run in 2001
  • Did play-by-play for 1979 World Series-champion Pirates
  • Named to Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994
  • Named to Radio Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Named to Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Named to Iowa Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Began career while in the Navy in 1945
  • Hamilton's bio on Astros.com

Quick Facts
Born: Sept. 2, 1927 in Fairfield, Iowa
College: University of Iowa
Personal: Celebrated golden wedding anniversary with wife, Arlene, on April 6, 2002 ... Arlene died in 2005 ... Two children, Patricia Joy, who died in 2006, and Mark ("Muggsy")

Hamilton's Major League career
1953: St. Louis Browns (1953)
1954: St. Louis Cardinals (1954)
1955-57: Chicago Cubs (1955-57)
1961-65: Chicago White Sox (1961-65)
1966-74: Atlanta Braves (1966-74)
1975-79: Pittsburgh Pirates (1975-79)
1980-84: Chicago Cubs (1980-84)
1985-present: Houston Astros (1985-present)