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Longtime Astros radio announcer Milo Hamilton dies at 88

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 18: Former Houston Astros announcer Milo Hamilton speaks during a pre-game ceremony honoring the 1965 Houston Astros team before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on April 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 18: Former Houston Astros announcer Milo Hamilton speaks during a pre-game ceremony honoring the 1965 Houston Astros team before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on April 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON -- Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who called Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run in 1974, has died.

The Houston Astros announced the death of their longtime play-by-play man on Thursday. He was 88. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Hamilton spent 60 years broadcasting MLB games, and was working for WSB Radio in Atlanta when Aaron became the all-time home run leader on April 8, 1974. Hamilton later said it was the highlight of his career.

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Hamilton joined the Astros in 1985 and retired following the 2012 season. Hamilton since 2013 served as a guest radio commentator for select home games.

Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan says Hamilton was a ''true icon'' whose contributions to the game and beyond will be remembered always.