Twins cancel Chuck Knoblauch's HOF induction ceremony after arrest
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HOUSTON (AP) - Former baseball star Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife.
Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30. The four-time All-Star previously served a year of probation after being convicted of hitting his previous wife in 2010.
Knoblauch played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals during a 12-year career.
He was set to be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in August. The Twins issued a statement Thursday saying that "in light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication" with Knoblauch, they have decided to cancel the Aug. 23 ceremony.
Here's the rest of the statement from the Twins:
In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Founded in 2000, the Twins Hall of Fame has 26 current inductees including players, managers, broadcasters, owners and members of the ballclub's front office.