Former New York Yankee outfielder and designated hitter Danny Tartabull is reportedly the “Most Wanted” deadbeat dad in Los Angeles.
According to ABC News, the 50-year-old one-time All-Star has failed to pay more than $275,000 in child support since he was charged back in January 2011. Tartabull had pled no contest and was given probation along with a 180-day jail sentence.
However, he didn’t show up to serve his time and a warrant was issued for his arrest over a year ago. Tartabull’s name and photo were put on a wanted poster earlier this week, as reported by ABC.
He has two sons named Zach and Quentin who are top athletes in their own right. Zach is now a male model after he starred in high school football, and Quentin verbally committed to University of California as a defensive back.
Over the course of 14 major league seasons, Tartabull earned more than $32 million playing for six different teams. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1980, but made his debut with the Seattle Mariners in 1984, before a five-year stint with Kansas City.
In 1991, he was named to his only All-Star team as a designated hitter, and also earned some votes for AL MVP.
That solid year turned into a five-year, $25 million contract with the Yankees. In four years in New York, Tartabull hit .252 for 81 home runs and 282 RBI.
He ended his run in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997, after hitting 262 career home runs.
Away from baseball, many television viewers might remember his appearances on classic 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” Playing himself, Tartabull appeared in two episodes that aired in 1994.
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