Former Met Darryl Hamilton Killed

Former Met Darryl Hamilton has been found dead in what is being reported as a murder-suicide.

08-30-2000: Mets Vs Houston Astros: Met #18 Darryl Hamilton reacts after being called out in the fourth.
Darryl Hamilton: 1964-2015

According to reports, Hamilton was killed near the entry of his home in Houston on Monday. He had multiple gunshot wounds. The body of Monica Jordan was found in another part of the house. She was killed by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle. The incident occurred just inside the front door,” police Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez said.

The 50-year-old Hamilton played for the Mets between 1999-2001. He was mostly a part-time player, but he was on two Mets playoffs teams and played in 2000 World Series.

The Mets said in a statement:

“We are saddened by the tragic death of Darryl Hamilton. Darryl’s vibrant personality made him a key member of our postseason teams in 1999 and 2000. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Hamilton retired after the 2001 season and went on to become an analyst for MLB Network.

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