Ex-Cubs Player Will Have Civil Commitment Hearing

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs in the 1960s is in jail in northeastern Minnesota, awaiting a civil commitment hearing.

Prosecutors say 69-year-old Bob “Shorty” Raudman was arrested in St. Louis County after hitting his wife. But, after a psychologist determined Raudman was mentally incompetent, a judge dismissed a domestic assault charge and ordered the commitment hearing.

Raudman’s wife, Rita, tells the Duluth News Tribune her husband has a “devastating illness” and hopes to be reunited with him again.

Raudman played for the Cubs in 1966 and 1967 after he was drafted by the team out of high school in Sepulveda, Calif.

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  • Bob

    Good luck there Shorty. My son, in MN, was talking about a roll playing game and ended up with 6 months of civil commitment where even the doctors said there was no reason for it. The idiot he was talking with thought he was making a threat and UofMn believed the idiot who had previously threatened my son with a sword.

    • Slim

      Roll (role?) playing game… what the????

      Maybe there is more to this commitment thing of his…

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