( 4UMF NEWS ) Darryl Hamilton Dead:
Darryl Hamilton, an ex-baseball player who had worked as an MLB Network analyst since 2013, was killed in an apparent murder-suicide at his Houston-area home, the Houston Chronicle is reporting.
The bodies of Hamilton and girlfriend Monica Jordan, with whom Hamilton had a young child, were found Sunday and publicly indentified Monday. According to the Chronicle:
Police said officers were sent to the home on an emergency call about a disturbance. When they arrived, they found the body of Darryl Hamilton, 50, near the front entry way. The body of Monica Jordan, 44, was found in another part of the home.
Investigators said it appeared Hamilton had been shot more than once and Jordan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said the couple’s 14-month-old child was also found unharmed in the home. The infant was turned over to the state’s Child Protective Services.
Hamilton played in the big leagues for parts of 13 seasons, mostly notably with the Milwaukee Brewers in the early 1990s. He also spent time with the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers before his career ended in 2001. One bit of trivia about his career (as seen in the video above): Hamilton was the first player to record a base hit in interleague play back in 1997.
After his playing days ended, Hamilton worked in baseball in various capacities — with MLB Radio, then in on-field operations through the commissioner’s office. But he eventually went back to broadcasting, He was a part-time analyst for the Angels and Brewers in recent years. But his most recognizable role was working as an analyst on MLB Network until the time of his death.
Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement Monday about Hamilton’s death, saying:
“All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Darryl followed a successful 13-year career on the field by assembling a multifaceted career in our game, working for MLB Advanced Media and in our Baseball Operations Department before moving on to MLB Network. He was a talented and personable individual, and we were proud to call him a member of the Baseball Family. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest sympathies to Darryl’s family and his many friends throughout our game.”
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