Former major-league player Darryl Hamilton was killed in an apparent murder-suicide, police in Pearland, Texas, confirmed to the Houston Chronicle. He was 50 years old.
Police were called to a home in the Houston suburb of Pearland by a person reporting a disturbance inside the home on Sunday afternoon. When they arrived, they found Hamilton's body near the front doorway and the body of Monica Jordan, 44, in a separate part of the home. The couple's 13-month-old son was found unharmed in the home and turned over to Child Protective Services.
Hamilton was shot multiple times and Jordan had apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Hamilton played 13 seasons in the majors from 1988 to 2001 as an outfielder. He played for five different teams and was a career .291 hitter.
Hamilton had been working as an analyst for the MLB Network until his death.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement regarding Hamilton's death.
Hamilton's former teams, the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies, all issued statements on his passing.
- Dan Gartland