HOUSTON, TX — Astros infielder Brett Wallace will be the guest on this week’s Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its second broadcast of this season on Thursday, December 6. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on Sports Talk 790 KBME. The show is open to the public.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will once again serve as the host of Astroline and will be joined by Astros Social Media Director Kelly George, who will take fans questions via Twitter at twitter.com/astros either before or during the broadcast. Fans may also post questions prior to the broadcast on the Astros Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Astros. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713- 212-5790.
Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, will be broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8:00 p.m. during the offseason.
Wallace hit .253 (58x229) with nine home runs and 24 RBI in 66 games across two stints with the Astros this past season. The 26-year old left-handed hitter also had two stints with Triple A Oklahoma City in 2012, posting a .300 (93x310) batting average with 16 doubles, 16 homers, 57 RBI and a .379 on-base percentage in 86 games. Wallace has been with the Astros organization since being acquired in a trade with Toronto on July 29, 2010. He was originally a first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008. Astros G.M. Jeff Luhnow was the Cardinals vice president of scouting and player development when Wallace was drafted in 2008.
Hamilton, who retired from the radio booth in 2012, began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. The 2012 season was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton will remain active with the Astros moving forward.