Sgt. Slaughter missed an appearance at The Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball game in Augusta, Georgia over the weekend due to an undisclosed ailment. According to reports, Slaughter had to be hospitalized.
The following is from Twitter:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the scheduled Sgt. Slaughter appearance for tonight's game has been cancelled. Doubleheader is on at 5:05
— Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) August 9, 2014
Slaughter planned to make the appearance — that was on Saturday — on Friday night, so his condition clearly took a turn for the worse.