Houston Astros legend and Special Assistant to the General Manager Craig Biggio will be the guest on Astroline tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18 for the fourth installment of the offseason radio program. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Pluckers Wing Bar (1400 Shepherd Dr., 77007) on KTRH 740 AM. The show is open to the public and will also be streamed online at Astros.com.
During his illustrious 20-year playing career with the Astros from 1988-2007, Biggio excelled as one of the top players of his era, receiving five Silver Slugger awards, four Gold Glove awards and seven All-Star nominations. His 3,060 total hits rank 21st all-time in Major League history, and he is one of only 13 players to reach the 3,000-hit, 600-double plateau. This year, Biggio is once again featured on the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. During his first year on the ballot in 2013, Biggio received 68.2 percent of the vote, the most votes of any player.
*NOTE: Due to time restraints, there may not be an opportunity for autographs at tonight's broadcast.
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 12 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 713-212-5874.
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.
Hamilton began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. He 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.
Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).
Day Date Station
Wed. Dec. 18 KTRH
Wed. Jan. 8 KTRH
Wed. Jan. 15 KTRH
Wed. Jan. 22 KTRH
Wed. Jan. 29 KTRH
Thu. Feb. 6 KBME
Wed. Feb. 12 KTRH
Wed. Feb. 19 KBME
Wed. Feb. 26 KBME
Wed. Mar. 5 KTRH
Wed. Mar.12 KBME
Thur. Mar. 20 KTRH
Tue. Mar. 25 KBME