Being a celebrity means that you’ll constantly be in the news, if you’re not, your wife could, or even your kids, as your oldest son could place a box of condoms on the sofa and Instagrammed it. Then your name starts hitting the net like a bad serve. Smoltz’s wife, Kathryn Darden has not given her husband such concern to worry as she is her own type of celebrity. Here is all we know about her. But first, who is Smoltz John Andrew?
Smoltz: Kathryn Darden’s husband
Smoltz was born on May 15 1967 in Warren Michigan. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009. His career started at Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan, before the Detroit Tigers selected him in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Smoltz, an eight-time All-Star, was one of a legendary trio of starting pitchers, together with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who pushed Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, culminating in a World Series triumph in 1995.
‘Smoltzie’ and ‘Marmaduke’ were his nicknames. With 200 wins and 150 saves, he is the first pitcher in Major League history to accomplish this feat. He earned the National League (NL) Cy Young Award in 1996 after compiling a 24–8 record, which tied him for the most wins by an NL pitcher since 1972.
He has worked as a color commentator and analyst for Fox Sports and MLB Network since his retirement as a player. He’s been providing color commentary for baseball’s major events since 2016, including the All-Star Game and World Series. In his first year of eligibility, in 2015, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kathryn wasn’t his first wife. Smoltz met his first wife, Dyan Struble, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta; the couple married for 16 years and had four children before divorcing in 2007.
Meeting Kathryn Darden
Two years after he separated from his first wife, Smoltz was sure he wanted to experience the love that comes from a partner again and he found it in the eyes of Kathryn Darden. Kathryn is the daughter of Frank Darden and Ellen Darden. She was born on August 28, 1969. Kathryn was already a mother of two children and a divorcee before she met Smoltz.
There are no kids from this union and both couples live in Alpharetta, George.
Kathryn doesn’t have any known occupation, perhaps she is working on a project the internet is yet to document. For now, she is widely known as the wife of Smoltz and that could be enough. No one knows her net worth but her husband is worth over 70 million dollars before his retirement.
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