Tragic news emanating out of Houston today has shocked the world of Major League Baseball.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the bodies of former MLB outfielder Darryl Hamilton,51, and his partner Monica Jordan, 44, were found by police on Sunday morning in what is being treated as a murder-suicide.
Hamilton had most recently been working as an analyst on the MLB Network and fathered a child with Ms. Jordan. The 14-month-old infant was found unharmed in the property.
Per the Chronicle:
"Police said officers were sent to the home on an emergency call about a disturbance. When they arrived, they found the body of Hamilton near the front entry wat. The body of Jordan was found in another part of the home."
The Pearland Police Department reports also noted that the former MLB player had been shot more than once whilst his Jordan had succumb to a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound.
Hamilton's MLB career spanned 13 seasons after making his début for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1988. As well as the Brewers, the Louisana native also had spells with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants Colorado Rockies and New York Jets before retiring in 2001.
The Texas Rangers were amongst the first to pass on their condolences:
More recently Hamilton had been working with the MLB Network as an analyst and had also done work on radio as a color analyst for the Milwaukee Brewers.
During his time in the pros, Darryl Hamilton was known for his ability in the field, and the center field position specifically. His professionalism is evident in the fact that he still retains AL records for; consecutive errorless chances (541) and errorless games (229.)
At bat Hamilton finished his career with 51 home runs and 454 RBI in 1,328 games.
Details on the police investigation and circumstances of his death continue to emerge as the story develops.