Sending all the best wishes to baseball broadcasting legend and Hall of Fame announcer Milo Hamilton who is now 87 years young.

Milo joined Matt Patrick on Houston’s Morning News to relive some of the events of his birthday 69 years ago. In 1945, Milo celebrated his birthday in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese signed their formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

Milo was a Seabee, the engineering corps, who had enlisted at the age of 17, and so he was a witness, albeit from a distance aboard another vessel to the final end of World War II. 

That ending was Milo’s beginning. While still in service in Guam, he was asked to announce baseball games among the enlisted men, and so began a career that has defied all the statistics.

Happy Birthday Milo!