SAN FRANCISCO—Former San Francisco Giant and TV analyst, Darryl Hamilton, 50, was found dead in a Houston home on Sunday, June 21. Police received a 911 call to a home owned by Monica Jordan, Hamilton’s girlfriend and mother of his 14-month-old son. When police arrived, they found Hamilton’s body with multiple gun shot wounds near the home’s main entry, and Jordan’s in another part of the house.
The authorities of Pearland, Texas, ruled it a murder-suicide. Jordan had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, so the Pearland Police Department are speculating that Jordan, 44, had shot Hamilton and then shot herself. Their son was found unharmed and was immediately turned over to Child Protective Services.
“At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle,” Pearland Police Onesimo Lopez told reporters on Monday, June 22. “The incident occurred just inside the front door.”
Darryl Hamilton played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and New York Mets. According to ESPN, his battling average was .291 in 1,328 games and his fielding percentage was .995 with only 14 errors in 2,770 chances. He later worked as a commissioner for MLB Advanced Media.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement: “All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. He was a talented and personable individual, and we were proud to call him a member of the baseball family.” The Mets are planning to hold a moment of silence in his honor during their next home game, which will be held on June 26.
Hamilton had recently updated his profile picture on Facebook, uploading one of himself with his two older sons, in honor of Father’s Day.
Police have said the investigation is still ongoing.