Sunday, June 24, 2012

Player Profile: Doug Ault

I have three cards of Doug Ault. This one is from 1981 Fleer.

Playing career: Doug Ault was the first Blue Jay hero, hitting two home runs in the franchise’s first game. That was the only significant highlight in a 256-game major league career.

After baseball: Ault committed suicide in 2004. A Toronto Sun story from the following year goes into great detail about Ault’s post-baseball life.

My memories: His playing career was before my time, but he was the answer to a common trivia question. Was sad to hear about his death.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fifth when you type Doug Au, between Doug Auer NY Post, referring to a crime reporter, and Doug Augenthaler, a Principal at Highbrace Capital. Another prominent Doug Ault is Multimedia Editor at The Easterner.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Rich Aurilia.

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