Former Major League outfielder and current MLB Network analyst, Darryl Hamilton was killed Sunday in Pearland, Texas, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
Hamilton played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1988, 1990–95), Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997–98), Colorado Rockies (1998–99) and New York Mets (1999–2001). Over his 13-year career, Hamilton batted .291, with 51 home runs and 454 RBI in 1328 games. As an outfielder, he collected 2,711 putouts and 46 assists, committing only 14 errors in 2771 total chances, for a .995 fielding percentage.
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime Major League outfielder, former Commissioner's Office staff member and MLB.com and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton, who was 50:
"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."
In addition, Bob Bowman, President of Business & Media for Major League Baseball, said: "Darryl Hamilton joined MLB.com in 2003 and distinguished himself with his insight, experience, humor and team spirit. As an analyst at MLB Network since 2013, he found a new role in which he excelled. In addition to being a consummate professional, he was a good friend to all at MLB.com and MLB Network, and he will be sorely missed."
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