Former MLB player and hero of Game 3 of the 1999 World Series for the New York Yankees, Chad Curtis, has been found guilty on six counts of criminal sexual conduct, involving charges that he inappropriately touched underage girls.
The girls were between the ages of 13 and 16, and prosecutors say the contact occurred last year when Curtis was a volunteer weight-room strength trainer at an area high school.
He will be sentenced at a later date, and could face up to 15 years in prison.
Curtis had a decent career in the big leagues, spanning between 1992 and 2001, playing for the Angels, Tigers, Dodgers, Indians, Rangers, and most notably the New York Yankees.
The biggest highlight of his career came as a Yankee, in the 1999 World Series. In Game 3, the Atlanta Braves desperately tried to claw their way back into the series, trailing two games to none. But Curtis’ heroics prevented any chance at a rally, as he homered twice. Both home runs were solo shots, but the first kick-started a team trailing 5-1 in the 5th inning, and the second was a walk-off game winner in the bottom of the 10th inning.