Chris Duncan

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Christopher Edwin Duncan

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Duncan was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round of the 1999 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Manny Guerra and made his pro debut that summer.

Duncan set a team record for the Cardinals for home runs by a left-handed rookie: 22 in 2006. The Cards won their first World Series in 24 years that same season. He retired in 2011 after battling neck and arm injuries for several seasons. Late in 2011, he became a talk radio host in St. Louis, where he'd had his outstanding rookie season.

Duncan was the son of catcher and pitching coach Dave Duncan and brother of Shelley Duncan. His father was the pitching coach during his entire stay with the Cardinals.

In 2012, Duncan was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of cancer that manifested itself in a brain tumor. He returned to the mic in January 2013, after undergoing surgery and treatment to recover speech functions. The cancer resurfaced in early 2019, forcing him to take another leave of absence from broadcasting. His mother had died of the disease in 2013 and he succumbed to it himself at the age of 38 in September 2019.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Scott Boeck and Jace Evans: "Former Cardinals player Chris Duncan dies at 38 after battle with brain cancer", USA Today, September 6, 2019. [1]

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