Cosart to be guest on Astroline Wednesday
Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart will be the guest on Astroline this Wednesday, Dec. 11 for the third installment of the offseason radio program. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Pluckers Wing Bar (1400 Shepherd Dr.) on SportsTalk 790 KBME. The show is open to the public and will also be streamed online at Astros.com.
Hall of Fame broadcaster and the "Voice of the Astros" Milo Hamilton, who celebrated his 69th year on the airwaves during Thanksgiving week, serves as the host of Astroline, and will do so for most of the remaining 13 segments this offseason.
Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter at twitter.com/astros before and during the show. Fans may also post questions 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 weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT during the offseason. The show will rotate between KTRH 740 AM and their sister station KBME 790 AM.
Cosart, 23, was named the Astros Rookie of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA after going 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA over 10 starts with Houston in 2013. After making his MLB debut on July 12, he led the American League in ERA and posted the lowest ERA by an Astros pitcher within their first 10 MLB starts in franchise history. Since coming over to the organization in 2011 as part of the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia, Cosart has been regarded as one of the Astros top pitching prospects by multiple outlets.
Hamilton began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945 and retired from the Astros radio booth at the end of the 2012 season, which was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton has remained active with the Astros and continues to host charity events, while making select appearances on game broadcasts.