Milo Hamilton, who has served as the radio voice of the Houston Astros since 1985, will end his historical career on Wednesday night at the age of 85 years old.
The final game of Hamilton's broadcasting career will be in Minute Maid Park when the Astros host the St. Louis Cardinals in what will be the final National League home game for the team before beginning American League play in 2013.
Hamilton has worked as a Major League Baseball broadcaster over the span of 59 seasons, 28 of them with the Astros. He declared before the 2012 MLB season that he would retire once the season ended.
The Astros recognized Hamilton on his 85th birthday, Sept. 2, with Milo Hamilton Day at Minute Maid Park, which included a pregame ceremony and induction into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor for him. Thousands of fans were also treated to a Milo Hamilton bobblehead figure. The team will also honor Hamilton on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Minute Maid Park during A Blue Star Gala.
Hank Aaron will be among the former MLB players attending A Blue Star Gala to pay tribute to Hamilton. Former Astros players scheduled to attend include Craig Biggio, Larry Dierker, Enos Cabell, Jimmy Wynn, Phil Garner and Bill Doran. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Astros In Action Foundation.