Ex-MLB player Hamilton remembered by Mets, Brewers

Brewers players observe a moment of silence before their game against the Mets for former MLB player Darryl Hamilton, who was murdered earlier this week.

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The late Darryl Hamilton has been remembered with a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s game between two of his former teams, the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers.

Police on Monday said the 50-year-old Hamilton was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home. An initial investigation determined Hamilton was shot several times and that a woman in the home died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The former center fielder had worked for the MLB Network since 2013.

Hamilton’s 13-year major league career began in 1988 in Milwaukee, where he played all or parts of seven seasons.

His career ended with the Mets in 2001. He was a member of the Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series.

”Major League Baseball has lost a true talent, and the Brewers have lost a true friend,” the Miller Park public address announcer said before the crowd fell silent.

Hamilton filled in as an analyst on Brewers radio broadcasts in 2014. He worked a few broadcasts with Craig Counsell, who replaced Ron Roenicke as Milwaukee’s manager in May.

”The thing I remember is he was a pretty good player and he had a smile on his face every time he was on the field,” Counsell said. ”He was always happy to be at the ballpark and in a good mood.”