Former American League Rookie of the Year and Minnesota Twins star second baseman Edward Charles “Chuck” Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night and accused of assaulting his ex-wife. Some reports have the couple divorcing in 2012 while other reports state that they filed for divorce in 2012 but failed to follow through on the necessary paper work. Regardless of their marriage status, Chuck Knoblauch, 46, is charged with assault of a family member after allegedly hitting Cheri Knoblauch inside her Bunker Hill home.
Memorial Villages police officers arrested Knoblauch and said he appeared “extremely intoxicated.” He was released after posting a $10,000 bond. “I would caution everybody to not rush to judgment on this. Let the facts play out and let the court system do its job,” his attorney Jimmy Ardoin said. Knoblauch has another court appearance set for July 30.
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Knoblauch was previously convicted of hitting then-wife Stacy Stelmach in 2010 and received one year of probation in that case. The blogs we did then can be found here and here. This Day in Twins History – February 6, 1998 Knoblauch is traded to Yankees.
Earlier this year prosecutors say he (Knoblauch) pushed a police officer March 12 and was charged with interference with public duties. That case is also outstanding at the present time.
The Minnesota Twins had planned to induct Knoblauch as the 27th member of the team’s Hall of Fame on August 23 but with recent developments the club sent out the following statement on July 24 .
“In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field.”