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Chris Duncan Bio – Chris Duncan Wiki
Chris Duncan born Christopher Edwin Duncan, was a former Major League Baseball left fielder and first baseman. He was originally drafted in the first round (46th overall) by the Cardinals out of Canyon del Oro High School in Arizona in 1999. He made his MLB debut in 2005 and had back-to-back 20-home run seasons in 2006 and 2007.
He was a member of St. Louis’ 2006 World Series championship squad. He hit a home run during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets. He also hit a go-ahead double against Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the World Series, propelling the Cardinals to a 7-2 win en route to a five-game victory.
He set a franchise rookie record with seven home runs in September 2006. He struggled to get regular playing time as he battled injuries over his next two seasons, was traded to the Red Sox and then retired soon after signing a deal with the Nationals.
Chris Duncan Age
He was born on May 5, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona. He died on September 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 38 years old.
Chris Duncan Wife
Chris was married to his wife Amy Duncan in 2011.
Chris Duncan Family
He was the youngest son of Jeanine Duncan and Dave Duncan, a former catcher and retired pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. His older brother, Shelley Duncan, was also a first baseman and outfielder for the various organizations.
Chris Duncan Health – Chris Duncan Brain Cancer
Duncan was first diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2012. According to MLB.com‘s Jenifer Langosch, Duncan had undergone surgery to remove the tumor shortly after his initial diagnosis. He was able to continue to serve as a radio personality for WXOS following the procedure. However, he took a temporary leave from the radio station in March 2018 after his tumor returned in the fall of 2017. He later took a permanent leave in January 2019 to focus on his health.
Duncan’s mother, Jeanine, died of glioblastoma at the age of 64 in 2013.
Chris Duncan Death – How Did Chris Duncan Die
Duncan died on September 6, 2019. His death was announced by 101 ESPN Radio St. Louis in a statement on Twitter. The station tweeted: “It’s with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that our former teammate Chris Duncan lost his battle today. He will always be a part of our family at the station and a big part of our community! RIP Dunc we love you!”
It’s with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that our former teammate Chris Duncan lost his battle today. He will always be a part of our family at the station and a big part of our community! RIP Dunc we love you! pic.twitter.com/IWqB9z2sAv
— 101 ESPN Radio St. Louis (@101espn) September 7, 2019
The Cardinals wrote on Twitter, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Duncan after his courageous battle against brain cancer. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Amy, the entire Duncan family, and his many friends.”
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Duncan after his courageous battle against brain cancer.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Amy, the entire Duncan family, and his many friends. pic.twitter.com/vCpZTsMXXZ
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 7, 2019
The Minor League Baseball tweeted: “Rest in peace, Chris Duncan, who climbed through the Cardinals system. Our deepest condolences to 2018 MiLB manager Shelley Duncan and their family.”
Rest in peace, Chris Duncan, who climbed through the Cardinals system.
Our deepest condolences to 2018 MiLB manager Shelley Duncan and their family. pic.twitter.com/nGU4Vsawuo
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) September 7, 2019
Chris Duncan is survived by his wife, Amy Duncan; his father, Dave Duncan; and his brother, Shelley Duncan.
Chris Duncan Cause of Death
Chris Duncan’s cause of death was brain cancer.
Chris Duncan Stats
Duncan hit .257/.348/.458 with 55 home runs and 175 RBI for his career.