Astros Press Release
Carlos Correa and George Springer to be tomorrow's guests on Astroline
Astroline moves to the Disney Boardwalk for final three shows
HOUSTON, TX - Top Astros prospects Carlos Correa and George Springer will be tomorrow's guests on Astroline, which moves to the ESPN Zone Restaurant on Disney's Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, FL, for its final three shows.
Tomorrow's show will be broadcast live starting at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) on KTRH 740 AM. The show is open to the public and will be streamed online at Astros.com.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who celebrated his 69th year on the airwaves during Thanksgiving week, serves as the host of Astroline.
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, is broadcast live weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT during the offseason. The show rotates between KTRH 740 AM and their sister station KBME 790 AM.
Carlos Correa enters his second full season of professional baseball with the Astros after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft. Entering this season, he is ranked as a top 10 overall prospect by ESPN.com (#4), Baseball Prospectus (#5) and MLB.com (#8) after hitting .320 with 33 doubles, nine homers, 86 RBI and a .405 OBP in 2013. As one of the youngest players at the Class A level last season, Correa led his league in OPS (.872) while finishing second in on-base percentage and third in batting average. The 19-year-old also posted the best fielding percentage among all shortstops in his league.
After an impressive 2013 season, George Springer makes his second appearance in big league camp in 2014. Between Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A Oklahoma City, Springer notched 37 home runs and 45 stolen bases in 2013, becoming the first minor leaguer since Grant Desme in 2009 to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season. Springer was one of just nine position players named to Baseball America's minor league All-Star Team, and was also named to MLB.com's All-Prospect Team. He finished last season among the top five players in all of minor league baseball in runs (106), total bases (295), HR, RBI (108), SLG (.600) and OPS (1.010).
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)
Wed. Mar. 5 KTRH
Wed. Mar.12 KBME
Thur. Mar. 20 KTRH