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JoeC
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« on: August 02, 2021, 07:09:27 AM »

Anyone following his story? Ex-wife claiming Kane actually threw games (unless you're a goalie, not as easy to do I'd think in the NHL). Just an aggrieved wife involved in a bad divorce? Or ... something else?

Regardless, pretty clear Kane has a serious gambling problem. Sued a couple years ago by a casino in Vegas for welshing on repayment of a half million dollar line of credit they gave him (and which he proceeded to quickly lose).
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 11:51:08 AM »

Following. No way to know for sure - did he really bet against his own team and worse throw games? or standard case of the disgruntled spouse seeking revenge?

I briefly lived in an apartment building on the same floor with the (ex?) wife of a then current MLB player - maybe Steve Brye or Steve Braun - ran into her but once and somehow she "initiated" a conversation about how "horrible" he was as a husband. So....who knows? She sure was attractive though..............

Kane still had productive stats last season.       
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 04:54:39 PM »

Following. No way to know for sure - did he really bet against his own team and worse throw games? or standard case of the disgruntled spouse seeking revenge?

I briefly lived in an apartment building on the same floor with the (ex?) wife of a then current MLB player - maybe Steve Brye or Steve Braun - ran into her but once and somehow she "initiated" a conversation about how "horrible" he was as a husband. So....who knows? She sure was attractive though..............
Kane still had productive stats last season.   

I'm following it.  Too bad.  Kane is really a great athlete, and could have been a Hall Of Fame hockey player if he hadn't had such a off-colour off-ice life.  Unfortunately, with his history of gambling cumpulsion, it's easy to believe that all the allegations might be true and not exaggerated.  We'll have to wait and see how this all shakes out.  But, he's had so many chances, and has failed with every team he's played.  So, it seems that his outside problems need to be solved before he can go on with his hockey career.  Has just has too many distractions, and is too self-destructive.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 11:15:09 AM »

That's all true. But he's not alone, in both the sports world and the "real" world.  Josh Hamilton comes to mind as a recent prima facie example. Wasn't King Kelley's career (and life) "derailed"  Roll Eyes when he fell off a train stone drunk?
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 01:41:25 PM »

That's all true. But he's not alone, in both the sports world and the "real" world.  Josh Hamilton comes to mind as a recent prima facie example. Wasn't King Kelley's career (and life) "derailed"  Roll Eyes when he fell off a train stone drunk?

HA! HA!  Mentioning King Kelly as a drunk is kind of odd.  During his time, probably 80% of the major league baseball players (National League and American Association) were of Irish decent, and probably 99% of those were drunken brawlers.  The Paddy Wagon was named after them.  He was very representative of the off-field behaviour of most professional baseball players of his time.  Decent parents wouldn't let their sons go to baseball games because of the drunken state of many of the men in the crowd, their reprehensible vulger language and rowdy behaviour.  A fight might break out in the stands or on the field at any time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2021, 11:46:27 AM »

Robb,

According to my wife, whose job entails interactions with college students including athletes, female softball players are angels but male baseball players are (still) the rowdiest bunch of athletes of all sports. Grin 

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose?
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2021, 01:37:15 PM »

How about the Ed Delehanty Saga at Niagara Falls back in 1903. Three time .400 hitter in the Hall of Fame.

Excerpted from an obituary:

"NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., July 9.—The body of Edward Delehanty, the right fielder of the Washington baseball team of the American League, who fell from the International Bridge last Thursday night, was taken from the river at the lower Niagara gorge today. Relatives of Delehanty arrived here this afternoon and positively identified the body as that of the missing baseball player.

Delehanty's body was mangled. One leg was torn off, presumably by the propeller of the Maid of the Mist, near whose landing the body was found. The body will be shipped to Washington tonight. Delehanty's effects have been sent to his wife by the Pullman people.

Frank Delehanty of the Syracuse team and E.J. McGuire, a brother-in-law from Cleveland, ... do not believe that Delehanty committed suicide or that he had been on a spree in Detroit. In the sleeper on the Michigan Central train on the way down from Detroit, Delehanty had five drinks of whiskey says Conductor Cole, and became so obstreperous that he had to put him off the train at Bridgeburg at the Canadian end of the bridge. Cole says Delehanty had an open razor and was terrifying others in the sleeper.

When the train stopped at Bridgeburg, Cole did not deliver Delehanty up to a constable, as the Canadian police say he should have done. He simply put him off the train.

After the train had disappeared across the bridge, Delehanty started to walk across, which is against the rules. The night watchman attempted to stop him, but Delehanty pushed the man to one side. The draw of the bridge had been opened for a boat, and the player plunged into the dark waters of the Niagara.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2021, 07:33:00 PM »

How about the Ed Delehanty Saga at Niagara Falls back in 1903. Three time .400 hitter in the Hall of Fame.

Excerpted from an obituary:

"NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., July 9.—The body of Edward Delehanty, the right fielder of the Washington baseball team of the American League, who fell from the International Bridge last Thursday night, was taken from the river at the lower Niagara gorge today. Relatives of Delehanty arrived here this afternoon and positively identified the body as that of the missing baseball player.

Delehanty's body was mangled. One leg was torn off, presumably by the propeller of the Maid of the Mist, near whose landing the body was found. The body will be shipped to Washington tonight. Delehanty's effects have been sent to his wife by the Pullman people.

Frank Delehanty of the Syracuse team and E.J. McGuire, a brother-in-law from Cleveland, ... do not believe that Delehanty committed suicide or that he had been on a spree in Detroit. In the sleeper on the Michigan Central train on the way down from Detroit, Delehanty had five drinks of whiskey says Conductor Cole, and became so obstreperous that he had to put him off the train at Bridgeburg at the Canadian end of the bridge. Cole says Delehanty had an open razor and was terrifying others in the sleeper.

When the train stopped at Bridgeburg, Cole did not deliver Delehanty up to a constable, as the Canadian police say he should have done. He simply put him off the train.

After the train had disappeared across the bridge, Delehanty started to walk across, which is against the rules. The night watchman attempted to stop him, but Delehanty pushed the man to one side. The draw of the bridge had been opened for a boat, and the player plunged into the dark waters of the Niagara. 

Delahanty was one of the greatest hitters of The 1890s and early 1900s, and was high up in the race for The AL batting crown the season that he died.  What a shame.  And, although his last name, ending in "hanty" sounds Irish, the name comes from De La Hante, and is French.  He may have had French Canadien ancestry.  But MOST baseball players drank heavily back in those days, as probably most men did (which is why it was almost all family women who ran all the temperance movements.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 03:57:21 PM »

Art Schlister comes to mind as a gambler-to prison a few times.
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