Hamilton Heart Attack

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | Labels: | |

HOUSTON -- Longtime Houston Astros radio announcer Milo Hamilton suffered a heart attack this weekend and was recovering in a Houston hospital on Tuesday.

The 80-year-old underwent an angioplasty and had a stent put in and is doing well. He began experiencing chest pains on Sunday at lunch and went to an emergency room where doctors discovered an artery that was completely clogged.

"I had a heart attack and there was some minimal damage," Hamilton said in a release. "Only time will tell how much. I'm feeling pretty good and I'm relaxed. Hopefully, I'll leave the hospital soon, likely on Thursday or Friday."

The heart attack postponed hip replacement surgery that had been scheduled for Monday. That surgery will likely be delayed for 6-12 weeks.

Hamilton has been calling major league games since 1953 and has been with the Astros since 1985. He began calling only home games in 2006.

He also has worked for the Cardinals, Braves, Pirates and both Chicago teams. He's called 11 no-hitters, but his most famous call is Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run in 1974.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press