Ella Latham commenced a suit to obtain a divorce from Walter A. Latham, the base-ball player, whom she married June 14, 1886, and with whom she lived until May 12 last. She alleges that he has beaten her on divers occasions; has called her foul and vile names and has failed to support her. The proceeding is not Mr. Latham's first divorce experience. He obtained a divorce from his former wife before Judge Horner in the latter part of 1885. He alleged desertion, and his wife filed an answer alleging all kinds of indignities. She, however, withdrew her answer and allowed a divorce to be granted against her by default, she being awarded the custody of the only child.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 18, 1887
I guess it's safe to say that Latham had some problems with women.