On Wednesday night, Chuck Knoblauch was arrested in Houston and accused of assaulting his ex-wife. As a result, the Twins have decided to cancel Chuck Knoblauch's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was planned for August 23rd.
The Twins released a statement today to address the situation:
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.
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.
Knoblauch won AL Rookie of the Year with the Twins in 1991 and helped propel the team to the 1991 World Series in which they defeated the Atlanta Braves in a dramatic 7 game series. He also won a Golden Glove and was a four time All Star with the team before eventually being traded to the Yankees for Christian Guzman and Eric Milton.