Born September 2, 1927, in Fairfield, Iowa, Milo Hamilton's career
began in the U.S. Navy in 1945 on the A.F.R.S. on Guam and continued
while a University of Iowa student in 1948. From there, Hamilton
took a long winding trail to Cooperstown, New York, where, in 1992,
he joined the broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In the second half of the 20th century, Hamilton at various times
has covered baseball, basketball, football, golf and boxing on every
level - from college to professional sports.
In 1953, three years after graduation, he landed his first major
league assignment, braodcasting the the St. Louis Browns' games,
after which it was on to the Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Atlanta
Braves, Pirates and Houston Astros.
Hamilton has witnessed nine no-hitters, Ernie Banks' five grand
slams in a season, Roger Maris' 61st home run in 1961 and Hamilton
was behind the microphone for Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run
in April 1974. Hamilton's call of that Aaron blast is one of the
most memorable sports moments of the 20th century.
Outside the broadcast booth, Hamilton has dedicated many hours
to charity and had helped raise millions of dollars for various
Milo Hamilton was inducted into the Radio Hall of fame in 2000.
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