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Remembering Longtime Astros Radio Voice Milo Hamilton

Posted on · Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster and the beloved voice of the Houston Astros, has died. Known for his signature “Holy Toledo” call, the Iowa native arrived in Houston in the mid 1980s. He spent almost three decades behind the microphone here describing some of the team’s biggest moments. If you took the time to […]

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Remembering Gene Elston — Astros’ Original Play-By-Play Voice

Posted on · A moment of silence was held Monday before the start of the Astros/Twins game at Minute Maid Park in remembrance of Gene Elston, who died over the weekend. Elston was the original play-by-play voice of the expansion Houston Colt .45s in 1962. For 25 seasons, he called Colt .45 and Astros games, including 11 no-hitters, […]

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it’s already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league’s lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]