HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will be the guest on Astroline this Wednesday, Jan. 15 for the sixth 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 is 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 shows 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.
In 2013, Altuve, 23, hit .283 in 152 games with 31 doubles, 52 RBI and 35 stolen bases. His 35 steals, which led all ML second basemen, were the most by an Astros second basemen since Craig Biggio swiped 50 in 1998. Altuve also led all ML second baseman in double plays turned with 114. He finished the season strong, hitting an AL-best .357 in September while leading the Majors in hits for the month with 41, the latter being the third-highest total in franchise history for September. Altuve also finished the season strong defensively, committing just one error in his 69 games (all starts) after the All-Star Break. He will enter 2014 riding a 41-game errorless streak.
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.