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Darryl Hamilton
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Baseball Player
    (December 3, 1964-June 21, 2015)
    Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers (1988-95), Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-98), Colorado Rockies (1998-99) and the New York Mets (1999-2001)
    .291 career batting average
    .995 career fielding percentage
    Worked for MLB Network (2003-15)
    Died in Pearland, Texas
    He was married and divorced twice.
    He broke the leg of teammate Dale Sveum catching a fly ball (September 3, 1988).
    After he was benched near the end of the 1995 season, he claimed the Brewers were trying to prevent him from reaching 550 plate appearances that season, which would have forced the team to pick up a $2.5-million option on his contract.
    He publicly criticized the Brewers upon signing with Texas, claiming the team wasn't interested in building a contender.
    He was notorious for hitting ground balls and drawing walks.
    He was shot to death by his girlfriend, in a murder-suicide (June 21, 2015).
    He was a durable player, often sacrificing his body to help his team.
    He was a member of the Rangers team that made the franchise's first playoff appearance (1996).
    He filed a grievance against the Brewers over his 1995 benching that was resolved in a negotiated settlement.
    He recorded the first hit in an interleague game (June 12, 1997).
    He set the American League records for consecutive errorless games and chances.

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