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MLB Stud Gabe Kapler

Files for Divorce

Gimme My Maiden Name Back! [Update]

10/6/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1002-gabe-kapler-gettyFormer pro baseball star Gabe Kapler has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years ... and in the divorce docs he's made it clear -- he wants his maiden name back!

Kapler -- who's now an analyst on Fox Sports 1 -- filed the docs in L.A. County Superior court in an effort to end his marriage to Lisa Kapler, who he married back in 1999.

According to the docs, Gabe is serving as his own lawyer in the divorce ... and appears to have filled out the complicated docs himself ... which might explain some of the strange requests.

For example -- Gabe checked the box asking to have his former name restored ... and included the name "Jansen" ... his wife's maiden name. Oops.

Kapler also checked the box asking for spousal support ... odd, considering he earned millions of dollars over his 12 year MLB career. Again, ooops.

The couple has two minor children together. Gabe is asking for joint custody.

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7:36 AM PT -- Well, our suspicions were correct ...

We spoke to Gabe who confirms there WAS a clerical error made on the document and that he's now "looking into it."

He also tells us, "My wife and I are best friends and will care for each other beautifully through this difficult time."

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1.

arforama    

He was better in Welcome Back Kotter.

195 days ago
2.

BellaJ    

Why do you have access to family court docs with minors and why don't you have the decency NOT to print it?! I don't even know who this guy is but divorce is stressful and the paperwork is confusing and this is a non-story. You just want to make him look stupid which isn't cool

195 days ago
3.

gorillaG    

Seems that in this case, the pen was not mightier than the sword. But then again, remember who's wheeling the pen (to many concussions me thinks)

195 days ago
4.

WME2KS    

Met him have a picture taken with him.

195 days ago
5.

Harvey's Gerbil    

A former MLB player is asking his wife for spousal support? WOW. Someone go ahead and remove this loser's testicles ASAP.

195 days ago
6.

Dirttrack00    

He made a couple errors filling out paper work-so what! He's having a rough time! Don't be such *******s!

195 days ago
7.

Jamey Hunter    

He needs to hire an attorney. It's pretty obvious he doesn't understand the paperwork.

195 days ago
8.

Me Too    

Kapler one of the biggest juicers. He sure proved that steroids may give you a better looking body, but they don't give you talent!

195 days ago
9.

Miva    

What a shame, I love the way they look together, and they have two lovely boys, found Lisa's bio and pics here http://fabwags.com/lisa-kapler-former-mlb-player-gabe-kaplers-wife-photos/

195 days ago
10.

Professor Moriarty    

Has anyone seen or heard the reason for Kapler filing for divorce?

167 days ago
11.

Droid1058    

"Stud" + women = Should be single

59 days ago

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