Darryl Hamilton joined the New York Bite on 12-28 to discuss his former playing days and current issues around Major League Baseball.
“Darryl Quinn Hamilton (born December 3, 1964 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1988, 1990-95), Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-98), Colorado Rockies (1998-99) and New York Mets (1999-2001). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Hamilton prepped at University High School in Baton Rouge, LSU’s Lab School, otherwise known as U-High. Attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux Louisiana.
Hamilton was a notorious groundball hitter, rarely struck out, drew a significant number of walks, and was a fast runner. He hit .300-plus in seven seasons with a career high .315 in 1999. With the departure of Paul Molitor via free agency, Hamilton found himself carrying more of the Brewers’ offensive burden in 1993. Though an injured thumb and a bruised shoulder put him on the disabled list in May and July, Hamilton led his team in batting average (.310), hits (161), singles (130) and stolen bases (21).”
Darryl currently works as a special assistant to the commisioner of baseball and aids him with all on field situations.
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