Milo Hamilton, the 1992 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, has broadcast major league baseball for well over 40 years. His big league on-air career has included stops with the St. Louis Browns (1953), St. Louis Cardinals (1954), Chicago Cubs (1956-57 and 1980-84), Chicago White Sox (1962-65), Atlanta Braves (1966-75), Pittsburgh Pirates (1976-79), and Houston Astros (1985-present).
It is no coincidence that he has probably been behind the microphone for more historic baseball events than any other announcer. His smooth style appeals to his listeners and his knowledge of the game has earned him the respect of his peers. Among the milestones he has broadcast are Hank Aaron's 715th home run, Ernie Banks' fifth grand-slam of the 1955 season, seven no-hitters and Roger Maris' 61st homer (recreated on Western Union ticker). He was also on the Cardinals' broadcast crew when Stan Musial hit his record-breaking fifth home run in a doubleheader and he was doing the play-by-play 18 years later when San Diego's Nate Colbert duplicated Musial's feat.
Wherever he has been, Hamilton has involved himself in fund-raising activities, and over the years he has helped raise over $1,500,000 for local charities.
Born in Fairfield, Iowa, on September 2, 1927, Hamilton graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in radio speech.
Milo has shared the broadcast booth with numerous other Frick Award winners, including Jack Brickhouse, Bob Elson, Harry Caray and Jack Buck.
1992 Ford C. Frick Award Winner Milo Hamilton - BL-1469-92 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)