Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan

Original Name Christopher Edwin Duncan
Birth
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Death 6 Sep 2019 (aged 38)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 202804596 · View Source
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Mayor League Baseball Player. For five seasons, he played the outfield and first base positions for the St. Louis Cardinals (2005 to 2009) and the Boston Red Sox (2009). Born Christopher Edward Duncan, he was the youngest son of Dave Duncan, a former Major League Baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics and pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his mark on the baseball field at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, Arizona and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (46th overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. After spending seven years at the minor leagues, he finally mad his big league debut with the Cardinals on September 10, 2005. As a side note, he was the last player to hit a home run in St. Louis's Busch Stadium that year before it was torn down. The following year, he hit a career high 22 home runs for the Cardinals and helped lead them to a World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers, and was named the team's Rookie of the Year. In 2007 he had a fairly successful year, hitting 21 home runs and and batting .259 in 127 games. He missed the 2nd half of the 2008 season due to a nerve injury and the following year he was traded to the Boston Red Sox, who released him shortly before the end of the 2009 season. He ended his professional baseball career with 55 home runs, 175 runs batted in, and a .257 batting average in 389 games. Following his career, he became a talk show host for a St. Louis ESPN Radio station. In October 2012 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and began undergoing chemotherapy. However, after seven years of treatment, he died from the disease at the age of 38.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 7 Sep 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 202804596
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