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Hank Izquierdo, Gene Elston and Milo Hamilton, former Cubs figures, pass away

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  • Hank Izquierdo, Gene Elston and Milo Hamilton, former Cubs figures, pass away

    Hank Izquierdo scouted for the Cubs in 1988. He died August 1 at age 84.


    By Andrew Pascual.- came grave for nearly four years, was incapacitated during that time and eventually died yesterday Enrique Izquierdo (3RD ON PICTURE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT between Taylor and de la Hoz), the last catcher Almendares Alacranes, the Havana Sugar Kings and the first of sweaters Jersey City, when the tyrant forced the Department of State and senior leadership of organized baseball franchise to move the club of the International League Triple A to New Jersey for extreme danger civil integrity of Americans compulsorily visited Havana with other teams or as reinforcements Sugar own.
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    Gene Elston, a broadcaster for the Cubs who is more famous from his time with the Astros, died September 5 at age 93.

    Gene Elston, the quiet Midwesterner who taught thousands of fans the basics of the game as the original voice of Major League Baseball in Houston, has died at age 93.

    Elston had been in declining health for several months and died peacefully, his son, Kim, said in an e-mail Saturday.

    He broadcast Colt .45s and Astros games on radio and television from 1962 through 1986 and was selected as the 2006 winner of the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting contributions.

    “He lived a full, vibrant life doing what he loved the most,” Kim Elston said. “His life should be celebrated for his love of life, his family, his accomplishments, his dogs and for his love of the game.
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    Milo Hamilton served as a Cubs broadcaster from 1955 to 1957. He died September 17 at age 88.

    Milo Hamilton, who called baseball for seven major league teams over 60 years and was best known for calling Henry Aaron’s 715th home run, died on Thursday in Houston. He was 88.

    The Houston Astros announced his death. He was their play-by-play announcer from 1985 through the 2012 season.
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