Hamilton to be remembered at public viewing, memorial service
The life of former Major League outfielder and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton will be honored on Monday in Houston, first at a public viewing and then at a memorial service.
The public viewing will take place from 7:30-9:30 a.m. CT at Earthman Funeral Directors, followed by an 11 a.m. service at the Second Baptist Church.
Hamilton, 50, was killed on June 21 in Pearland, Texas, in what was an apparent murder-suicide.
He has been honored with moments of silence in numerous ballparks across the country since his death, including at Tuesday's game at Milwaukee's Miller Park between the Brewers and Mets.
Those were two of the five teams that Hamilton played for during a 13-year career that spanned from 1988-2001. An 11th-round Draft pick by the Brewers in 1986, Hamilton made his Major League debut in '88 and eventually stuck as a regular big leaguer during the '90 season.
A speedster who could play all three outfield positions, Hamilton had a career year in 1992 with the Brewers when he stole a career-high 41 bases, while also notching personal-bests with seven triples and 62 RBIs.
After spending parts of seven seasons with the Brewers, he then went on to spend time with the Rangers, Giants and Rockies before finishing his career with three seasons with the Mets. He made back-to-back postseason appearances in his first two seasons in New York, capped by a run to the World Series in 2000.
Hamilton stayed close to the game following his playing career, working for Major League Baseball as a senior specialist for on-field operations and joining MLB.com in 2003. He later began work as an analyst on MLB Network in 2013, while also logging time in the booth by working radio broadcasts for the Angels and, more recently, the Brewers.
Hamilton provided color commentary on 29 of Milwaukee's radio broadcasts just last year after Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker cut back his own schedule.