Former Pro Baseball Player Darryl Hamilton Dead in Father’s Day Murder-Suicide

When Pearland police on Sunday responded to the 11500 block of Island Breeze, they discovered two bodies, dead from apparent gunshot wounds, and a 14-month-old child who was unharmed. 

Today police have confirmed that former pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton, 50, was one of those found dead in what investigators are calling a murder-suicide. Hamilton, police said Monday, was found near the entrance to his home Sunday afternoon. He'd been shot multiple times. Inside police found Monica Jordan, 44, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot and the couple's unharmed 14-month-old child, who has since been turned over to child protection workers. 

During his 13-year career in the majors, Hamilton played on four playoff teams, including the 2000 National League Championship New York Mets. Hamilton spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers before joining the Texas Rangers in 1996. 

Hamilton began work as an on-air sports analyst shortly after he retired from the Mets in 2001. Prior to joining the MLB Network in 2013, he'd worked for KPRC, NBC's "SportsTalk," and even covered the Los Angeles Angels on radio. 

Hamilton's Facebook profile was updated yesterday morning with what appears to be a photo of him and his two boys donning matching Hamilton jerseys. 


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