MLB Network host Hamilton found shot to death

Pearland, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Former major league outfielder and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead Sunday in an apparent murder- suicide.

 

According to police in Pearland, Texas, on Monday, officers responded to a 911 call late Sunday afternoon to find Hamilton dead near the main entry of a house located on the 11500 block of Island Breeze Street. It appeared as if Hamilton was the victim of several gunshots.

 

A woman, Monica Jordan, was also found by police dead inside the house with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

Pearland police added that there was a 14-month old child in the home when officers responded. The child was unharmed. Hamilton and Jordan were the parents of the infant.

 

No other information has been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Hamilton, who had worked for MLB Network since 2013, played 13 years in the major leagues, accumulating a .291 batting average with 51 home runs and 454 RBI. He played for Milwaukee, Texas, San Francisco, Colorado and the New York Mets.

After his career as a player, Hamilton worked for MLB Advanced Media and in MLB's Baseball Operations Department before moving on to TV work.

 

"He was a talented and personable individual, and we were proud to call him a member of the baseball family," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest sympathies to Darryl's family and his many friends throughout our game."

 

The Mets said they were "saddened" to learn of Hamilton's death and announced they would hold a moment of silence before Friday's game against Cincinnati to honor him and Nelson Doubleday, the former Mets owner who died last week.

 

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