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Ex-Rockies outfielder Darryl Hamilton dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Outfielder Darryl Hamilton played part of the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the Rockies. (Photo: Brian Bahr/Allsport)

PEARLAND, Texas — Former major league outfielder Darryl Hamilton, who played parts of the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the Rockies, is dead after an apparent murder-suicide at his Houston-area home, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday.

Hamilton’s body as well as that of Monica Jordan, with whom Hamilton had a young child, were found Sunday and identified Monday, the Chronicle reported.

The Chronicle said police were sent to the home on the report of a disturbance Sunday. When they arrived, they found Hamilton’s body near the front entryway and Jordan’s body was found in a different part of the home.

Police said Hamilton suffered multiple gunshot wounds and Jordan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Their 13-month-old child was found unharmed in the home.

Hamilton played in 13 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers (1988-1995), Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-1998), Rockies (1998-1999) and New York Mets (1999-2001).

He was traded by the Giants to the Rockies on July 31, 1998, for Ellis Burks. Hamilton batted .335 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 51 games to finish the 1998 season.

He re-signed with the team as a free agent in the offseason, batting .303 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 91 games before being traded to the Mets on July 31, 1999.

He had been most recently an analyst on MLB Network.

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