Astros Play Final NL Home Game

by Jason Epstein

The Astros (51–105) have not played particularly meaningful baseball since May, yet their fans have had much to talk about over the past 24 hours:

  • Play-by-play announcer Milo Hamilton called his last game. Hamilton, 85, has been in a MLB booth for 59 seasons (the last 28 in Houston), a feat surpassed only by Vin Scully.
  • Houston won their final home game as a member of the National League, a 2–0 shoutout over the Cardinals. Next season, the Astros, who played their first game in 1962, join the American League West. (Might a 120-loss season be in reach?)
  • Current Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter is set to head south to take the managerial reins for 2013, according to

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