Milo Hamilton, who retired from calling Houston Astros games last season, revealed Tuesday that he’s battled chronic leukemia for almost 30 years. The 85-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster says he’s back on regular chemotherapy treatments that have cut into his schedule.
Hamilton says he remains in good spirits and will continue his duties with the Astros, working as an adviser to owner Jim Crane and president Reid Ryan. The Hall of Famer will also continue consulting with the team’s broadcast crew, and plans on making an appearance at the “Juice Box” at least once per homestand.
Hamilton had long been the voice of the Houston Astros, joining the team in 1985 after stints with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Browns.