The Mets lost another member of its baseball family yesterday, as former major-leaguer Darryl Hamilton, a member of the 2000 National League Champion team, was murdered in his home on June 21st, Father’s Day. This comes less than a week after the the death of former Mets owner Nelson Doubleday, and the Mets have announced a joint moment of silence will be held for the two before their first game home on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds.
Hamilton played for five major league teams in his 13-year career, the Mets being his final team from 1999- 2001. Despite playing in only 150 games in his three years in New York, Hamilton played a significant role in both the 1999 and 2000 playoff runs, the latter concluding with the National League title. Known for his defense, Hamilton could hit pretty well too, having a .283 batting average and a .368 on base percentage over 399 at-bats with the Mets. Also an analyst for MLB network, Hamilton became an even more familiar face to baseball fans since he joined the network in 2013.
On behalf of New York Sports Hub and Mets fans everywhere, I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the Hamilton family, and to those who knew him.