Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Dan Serafini spent 22 years in professional baseball. He may be looking at a similar stint behind bars.
Serafini, now 49 years old, and Samantha Scott, age 33, were arrested on Friday in connection to a murder and attempted murder in 2021. The victims were Serafini’s in-laws, Robert Gary Spohr and Wendy Wood. Spohr was pronounced dead at the scene due to a single gunshot wound. Wood was hospitalized and survived the attack, passing away a year later.
Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Dan Serafini in serious trouble
Police stated that video had shown a hooded male wearing a face covering and a backpack heading to the victim’s house hours before the shooting. Over the course of the investigation from the last two years, Scott and Serafini were considered to be the prime suspects. Both are in prison in Nevada, awaiting extradition to California to face charges.
Serafini had been a prospect of some note. The 26th overall selection in the 1992 MLB Draft, he was considered the 76th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America prior to the 1996 season. However, he never lived up to his potential, spending parts of seven years in the majors between 1996 and 2007. He was a part of 11 major league organizations, and spent time in Mexico, Japan, and Taiwan. He was also part of Team Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, putting together an interesting career. Serafini had opened a baseball academy after his playing days and his wife’s bar was featured in an episode of Bar Rescue.
Those days are now in the past. He has allegedly thrown away everything he worked for and his interesting career. While a motive has not been made public, one has to wonder what he was thinking. He will now be remembered for his arrest instead of an interesting journey through the game.
Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Dan Serafini has been arrested in connection to the murder and attempted murder of his in-laws. A nightmare may finally get some answers.