John Smoltz’s wife Kathryn Smoltz is the second he’s taken, and he’s the second husband she’s taken. The two got to both enjoy his first and last induction into the hall of fame in February of this year. Kathryn was present and probably felt pretty cool watching her new husband become a hall-of-famer. I guess 3084 strikeouts, 213 wins, and 150 saves will do that for you.
Smoltz and Kathryn have six kids (four from his 16-year marriage that ended in 2007 and two from her marriage). So if you’re really interested in Johnny’s private life and his thoughts on divorce and marriage, you can read his book. In the book, he says, “I found myself in a circumstance I deeply regretted, and one that I honestly never thought I would contribute to: the staggering statistics of divorce in professional sports.” Well put, Smoltzy– the guy’s apparently got the power to turn a phrase. John Smoltz’s wife Kathryn Smoltz met him on a blind date at some taco restaurant after John committed himself to stay out of any romantic entanglements for a year so that he could self-assess. He calls Kathryn a “miracle from God.”
Kathryn married John in 2009 and ever since then they’ve been living with 5 girls in the household. I imagine being surrounded by men your whole life playing baseball and then coming home to a wife and 5 girls is weird, but John Smoltz’s wife really only started her relationship at the tail end of John’s baseball career, so they are both around to take care of the kids. John’s oldest son is around 20 years old, so their girls will soon all be headed to college (one would assume). I would bet this marriage lasts a good long while since both have learned a lot and are pretty religious and serious about maintaining vows and whatnot.