Greg Halman, Seattle Mariners Outfielder, Killed in Rotterdam

Greg Halman, an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, was stabbed to death in his native Holland. His brother is the chief suspect.

Greg Halman, an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, was stabbed to death in his native Holland. His brother is the chief suspect.

AP (“Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman slain“):

Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman(notes) has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect.

Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound.

The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old.

Wessels says the officers arrested Halman’s 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules.

She said the brother was being questioned by police.

Just horrible.

Halman had been playing baseball professionally since he was sixteen and played for the Dutch national team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. His father, Eddy Halman, and brother, Jason Halman, also played for the Dutch team. I haven’t been able to determine if he has other brothers, so don’t know whether Jason is the accused killer. His sister, Naomi Halman, is a professional basketball player in Europe, having previously played for UC Irvine.

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Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Just horrible.

    Especially for the parents. I can not imagine the depth of sadness they must feel.

  2. Franklin says:

    Tough week in sports, with the Oklahome State women’s basketball coaches and the 19-year-old Arkansas football player dying as well.

    Ozark’s point about the parents is spot-on.