Former Sox Player Kevin Mitchell Ordered To Stand Trial

Ex-NL MVP Mitchell to stand trial in assault case


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) – Former National League MVP Kevin

Mitchell has been ordered to stand trial after he was accused of

assaulting a man at a golf club in Southern California.

A judge on Wednesday scheduled the ex-San Francisco Giant and

New York Mets slugger for trial Nov. 3 in San Diego County.

The 48-year-old Mitchell faces up to four years in prison if

convicted of battery and assault charges. He has pleaded not guilty

and is free on $25,000 bail.

Mitchell, who won the NL MVP as a Giant in 1989, allegedly

punched another golfer several times on the head in July at the

Bonita Golf Club course. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the

alleged altercation happened because Mitchell was upset the golfer

had spoken disparagingly about him.

Mitchell, who won a World Series with the Mets in 1986, was

arrested in 1999 on suspicion of felony battery against his father.

Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,



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