Legends On Deck

Former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton Killed

Several outlets have reported that former major league player Darryl Hamilton, was killed on Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide.  Hamilton’s body was found along with the body of Monica Jordan in their home just south of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle was told by investigators that Hamilton sustained multiple gun shot wounds and Jordan died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred released the following statement:

“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.”

Hamilton played for the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and Texas Rangers during his career.  He was a lifetime .291 hitter and finished with a .995 fielding percentage.


John Ginder
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