|WHO ELSE MISSES THE OLD BREWERS' LOGO?|
|THOSE 41 STEALS WERE A CAREER-HIGH.|
DEFINING THE PLAYER
- Darryl Hamilton was a great-field, good-hit major-leaguer who played 13 years with five organizations. Although he never won Gold Glove, Hamilton set an AL record for consecutive error-less chances with 541 and went 229 games in a row without a miscue. He finished his career with a fielding percentage of .995. Offensively, he was hardly a slouch, hitting .291 and averaging six homers, 55 RBI and 20 steals a season.
- Hamilton had a three-hit day for the Mets in Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS on Oct. 19. After the Braves took a 5-0 lead after the first inning, Hamilton helped bring the Mets back in the top of the sixth by singling in two runs off Kevin Millwood. That cut the defecit to 5-3. The Mets eventually tied the game before losing 10-9 in 11 innings.
- In '93, Hamilton hit .310 with 21 steals and 161 hits. He led the Brewers in all three categories. Added nine homers and 48 RBI.
FIVE FINAL FACTS
- With the Giants on June 12, 1997, Hamilton got the first hit in interleague play when he singled off the Rangers' Darren Oliver to open the historic game.
- Hit .300 in seven seasons and stole 10 or more bases in eight.
- Hamilton was one of the veterans the Brewers were counting on to take up the slack after #70 Paul Molitor signed with the Blue Jays for the '93 season.
- As a Met, he became one of, oh, about 200 players to have a falling out with Manager Bobby Valentine. The '01 argument over playing time resulted in Hamilton being cut, and he never played again.
- Since February, Hamilton has been an analyst for MLB Network.