Former MLB Player Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Darryl Hamilton, mother of his child both dead
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2015 4:06 PM CDT
Former MLB Player Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide
In this Oct. 5, 2000, file photo, New York Mets' Darryl Hamilton reacts after scoring the game-winning run in the 10th inning in a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Darryl Hamilton, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets over 13 seasons with Major League Baseball, was found dead in Texas yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide, police say. The former outfielder, who retired in 2001, was found after a dispute in a Pearland home, the Houston Chronicle reports; he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and Monica Jordan, 44 and the owner of the suburban Houston home, was also found dead there of apparently self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Their 14-month-old son was also in the home, unharmed, USA Today reports.

"All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy," commissioner Rob Manfred says in a statement, noting that the 50-year-old "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" as a broadcaster. Several of Hamilton's former teams are planning pre-game moments of silence to honor him, ESPN reports. (Read more murder suicide stories.)

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