Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman, who played in Tacoma each of the past two seasons, was stabbed to death early Monday in his Netherlands home – and his younger brother, Jason, was arrested for the murder.
Halman was 24, and beyond his athletic abilities was popular with teammates, a smiling player who showed power and grace in working his way through the Mariners farm system.
“I got a call this morning that you never want to get,” Tacoma manager Daren Brown said. “It stunned me, it’s just unbelievable. I know he was close to his family, and when the season ended …