Former MLB Player Slain in Murder-Suicide, Police Say

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On Sunday officers found Darryl Hamilton, a former Major League Baseball player for five teams, dead inside a Pearland, Texas, home after a shooting in an apparent murder-suicide, police said, USA Today reports.

Hamilton had sustained several gunshot wounds in a “dispute,” according to a police report cited by the news outlet. In another part of the residence, Monica Jordan, 44, was found dead as a result of what investigators called an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple’s 14-month-old child was found unharmed inside the home and turned over to protective services, according to USA Today.


The former outfielder retired in 2001. The 50-year-old had played for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Texas Rangers, the Colorado Rockies, the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets.

“All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, according to USA Today. “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.”

Added the commissioner: “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.”

Since his retirement, Hamilton engaged in broadcast activities and worked in the on-field operations department of the commissioner’s office, according to USA Today.

Read more at USA Today.

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