Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:43 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 8:45 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The 2013 Astros Winter Careavan stopped in town this afternoon featuring Pitchers Bud Norris and Jordan Lyles, Outfielder Justin Maxwell, Houston Astros icon Larry Dierker, president/CEO George Postolos, and Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton.
Hamilton, who is 84, has had a magnificent broadcasting career that's spanned 67 years, including more than 50 in the Major Leagues. He's been behind the microphone for some of baseball's greatest moments, including Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run in 1974, and he served as play-by-play announcer for the 1979 World Series champion Pirates, Nolan Ryan's 4,000th strikeout in 1985 and Barry Bonds' 70th home run in 2001.
It's no secret the Coastal Bend loves him, and Hamilton has said time and time again that he loves coming here. In fact on Wednesday the Hooks honored him with their lifetime achievement award, it was an honor Hamilton says he will never forget.
"When they honored me with the lifetime achievement and when 650 people got up and gave me a standing ovation twice I knew that I meant a lot to Corpus. I love this city and I love coming here and I like the ball park," he said.
• 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
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