HOUSTON, TX — Astros right-handed pitcher Bud Norris will be the guest on this week’s Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its seventh broadcast of the offseason tomorrow. The show is open to the public and will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on SportsTalk 790 KBME.
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, is being broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. during the offseason.
Norris, 27, went 7-13 with a 4.56 ERA (87ER/168.1IP) and a team-leading 165 strikeouts in 2012. In what was his third full season in the Majors, Norris led the National League and ranked second in the Majors in ERA at home (min. 10 starts), posting a 1.71 (14ER/73.2IP) mark and a 4-1 record at Minute Maid Park. The California native ended the 2012 season by tossing 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings against the Cardinals (Sept. 26) and Cubs (Oct. 2). In his career, Norris has averaged nearly a strikeout per inning with 553 punchouts in 563.2 innings pitched.
Norris was originally selected by the Astros in the sixth round of the June 2006 draft out of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
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.