Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Doug Ault, baseball player suicide

The December 28, 2004 issue of The Toronto Star is reporting that the Blue Jays' 1977 opening day hero Doug Ault, 54, was found dead at his Tarpon Springs, Florida, home, in what police are calling a suicide.

This appears to be the first known overt suicide of a Major League Baseball player since the wave of baseball suicides in 1989-1990, as discussed in chapter 14 ("Suicide Squeeze") in The Copycat Effect.

Our prayers and sympathy to his family and friends for the loss of Doug Ault.

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