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Baseball: Milo Hamilton was a legend behind the microphone

Retired Astros broadcaster called Hank Aaron's 715th homer, 11 no-hitters, St. Louis Browns games,
by Michael Baldwin Published: January 25, 2013

During 28 years with the Astros, Hamilton called Ryan's 4,000th strikeout and Craig Biggio's 3,000th hit.

Known for his catch phrase, ‘Holy Toledo, what a play!' Hamilton primarily called home games starting in 2006 before retiring after the 2012 season.

He has called games from 59 different ballparks and hopes to call one inning this season when the Astros play at Detroit to make it 60.

Earlier in his career, Hamilton called Roger Maris' 61st home run on the White Sox broadcast. He was on the Cardinals broadcast team when Stan Musial hit five homers in a doubleheader in 1954. Musial died last weekend.

“Stan Musial was my favorite player,” Hamilton said. “I think he was the favorite player of a lot of people. He was the greatest ambassador for the game that I've ever known. He had a wonderful life and a wonderful career.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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