If the name Art Shamsky rings a bell, you’re probably a huge Mets fan. The man hit .300 in the team’s magical 1969 World Series season, and he was briefly a public persona of note when he hosted a talk show on WFAN 660-AM after serving as the Mets’ play-by-play and color commentator for the station in the past.
(Maybe Lauren Hutton gave Shamsky the HPV?)
Well, now Shamsky’s known for something else: A bawdy sex suit being brought by his former wife, who alleges he “engaged in acts of adultery with both men and women,” without her knowledge, including “acts of ‘unprotected’ sexual and deviate sexual intercourse.” Oh, and it doesn’t matter if you were a man or woman, Shamsky was sleeping with both. Guess he became more of a switch hitter after he finished with the Mets.
According to the NEW YORK POST’S PAGE SIX, there aren’t any details about Shamsky’s “deviate activity”, but it should be explosive when the suit gets to court, if it gets there. The case is being brought by the outfielder’s now ex-wife, Kim Shamsky, who alleges that her former husband kept having unprotected sex with her after he contracted HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, a fairly common sexually transmitted disease that stays latent in men but can cause genital warts and cervical cancer in women.
Art’s lawyer claims that the entire suit is an attempt to defame his client, and that the one-time slugger doesn’t have any sexually transmitted diseases. It’s an O.J. Simpson “if the glove don’t fit” defense, which seems a bit risky for a guy who engaged in just about every type of sex that fell in his lap, which, evidently, was quite a bit.
(That’s Shamsky’s new girlfriend Teresa Taylor on the right.)
Still, all of this “deviant sexual intercourse” hubbub hasn’t kept the newly-divorced Shamsky out of the game. In the photo gallery on his personal website, ARTSHAMSKY.com, you can see the one time World Series hero cavorting with his new girlfriend, Teresa Taylor. One assumes they’re engaged in sexual activity, deviant or otherwise, so the fairly fetching Ms. Taylor might want to go get tested. We’re just saying.
Also, all that signed memorabilia that Shamsky peddles with Steiner Sports on his website? Probably not the best time to invest heavily in the Shamsky signature. Maybe go with the Alex Rodriguez signed cleat instead? What’s that? Madonna? No. Really? OK, maybe this Christmas you should just stay away from autographs altogether. Hey, Shamsky wrote a book! Maybe that will work?