Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton to call final Astros game

Houston Astros announcer Milo Hamilton before an opening day baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, April 6, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

September 26, 2012 3:21:35 PM PDT
Legendary Houston Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton will call his last game tonight when the 'Stros take on the Cardinals at Minute Maid Park.

The 85-year-old Hamilton is retiring after serving as the voice of the Astros for nearly 30 years, having joined the club in 1985. Overall Hamilton has been calling Major League Baseball for nearly 60 years. That is second all-time to Dodgers great Vin Scully.

Hamilton is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor on September 2, when he was recognized by the team with Milo Hamilton Day and fans received a Milo bobble head.

First pitch for the final home game of the season is scheduled for 7:05pm.

We'll have live reports from Minute Maid Park today on Eyewitness News at 4, 5, 6 and 10pm.