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Date of Birth 2 September 1927Fairfield, Iowa, USA
Date of Death 17 September 2015Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameLeland Milo Hamilton

Mini Bio (1)

Milo Hamilton was born on September 2, 1927 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA as Leland Milo Hamilton. He was married to Arlene Hamilton. He died on September 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Spouse (1)

Arlene Hamilton (6 April 1952 - 20 February 2005) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Milo Hamilton was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.
Basbeall announcer for the St. Louis Browns (1953), St. Louis Cardinals (1954), Chicago Cubs (1956-1957 and 1980-1984), Chicago White Sox (1962-1965), Atlanta Braves (1966-1975), Pittsburgh Pirates (1976-1979), and Houston Astros (1985-present).
Recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award (presented to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball) in 1992.
Hospitalized after a heart attack on October 7, 2007. His son, Mark Hamilton, was there when he had the attack. Underwent angioplasty to clear an artery. Scheduled hip replacement surgery on his left hip will be delayed for six to twelve weeks.
He served in the Navy during WWII. He hosted his first broadcast for Armed Forces Radio on the island of Guam at age 18 as a Navy Seebee.
He was the radio announcer for Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974.
He called 11 no-hitters during his career, and broadcast from 59 different big-league ballparks.

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