Schlossberg: Baseball loses a broadcasting icon in Milo Hamilton

From SABR member Dan Schlossberg at on September 18, 2015:

Milo Hamilton may be gone but his legacy will never die.

The long-time broadcaster of the Houston Astros died Thursday at 88 but his voice and spirit survive at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Although he was working for Atlanta radio station WSB when Hank Aaron hit the home run that broke Babe Ruth’s record on April 8, 1974, Milo’s audio is invariably paired with the video of the famous home run — even though Vin Scully (Dodgers) and Curt Gowdy (NBC) called the same game on television.

Anyone who sees the multi-media presentation that precedes a tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame will hear Milo’s call. The plaque he received in 1992 as the winner of the Ford C. Frick Broadcast Award is also in the Hall.

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Originally published: September 22, 2015. Last Updated: September 22, 2015.