A former Major League baseball player who was also involved in broadcasting has reportedly been killed in a murder-suicide. ESPN reports that Darryl Hamilton, 50 died in a shooting in suburban Houston.
“Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in a house in Pearland. He had worked for the MLB Network since 2013,” the story reports. “An initial investigation determined Hamilton was shot several times and that a woman in the home died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was identified as 44-year-old Monica Jordan, Pearland Police Lt. Patrick Savage said.”
Hamilton reportedly played for five teams in his 13-year career, including going to the 2000 World Series with the Mets. He retired in 2001 with a .291 career batting average.
The report notes: “Police said Hamilton and Jordan’s 14-month-old child, who was found unharmed at the home, was turned over to Child Protective Services.”
In a statement, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said: “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.”