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Former St. Louis Cardinal Chris Duncan dies at 38

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former St. Louis Cardinals player Chris Duncan passed away Friday, the team announced.

Duncan, 38, had been battling brain cancer in recent years.

ST. LOUIS – APRIL 06: Chris Duncan #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands on first base against the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day on April 6, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

His death was announced on Twitter by FOX Sports Midwest. It was also announced on-air during Friday’s Cardinals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“Chris Duncan, a 2006 #STLCards World Series champion, has passed away at the age of 38. Our thoughts are with his friends and family,” the post read.

Duncan spent five years in the major leagues. With time played in the minor leagues, including with Memphis Redbirds during three seasons, his professional baseball career lasted 11 years.

He was part of the team during the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series-winning run.

Duncan, son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, played with the Cardinals from 2005 to 2009. After retiring in 2010, he joined WXOS in October 2011. One year later, Duncan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and took time off to treat the disease.

In January 2019, the cancer returned and Duncan went on permanent leave from his radio gig at 101.1 ESPN to continue his fight.

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