May 15, 1976 |
|April 20, 2001, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2005, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||2.70|
In 2007, Karnuth was the accidental victim of an attack by Roman Colón. During Colón's rehab assignment in Triple-A Toledo, Colón was involved in an altercation with fellow pitcher Jordan Tata. During the course of the fight, Colón attempted to punch Tata and instead landed a punch to the face of Karnuth, the Mud Hens closer who was trying to intercede and break up the fight. The resulting injury caused Karnuth to be admitted to the hospital and undergo plastic surgery to his face. According to his wife, who filed an assault report against Colón on her husband's behalf, Karnuth required a titanium plate to be screwed into his head. Karnuth missed most of the 2007 season as a result of the injuries. The Tigers suspended Colón for 7 days after the incident. On January 15, 2008, Colon pleaded no contest to an assault charge and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
He retired on February 29, 2008.
- "Colon pleads no contest to assault charge stemming from locker room fight". ESPN. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
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