Ex-Cardinals OF Duncan battling brain cancer


FILE PHOTO: St. Louis Cardinals’ Chris Duncan runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets in the sixth inning of Game 5 of their NLCS playoff baseball series in St. Louis October 17, 2006. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (UNITED STATES)

Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan is battling a recurrence of brain cancer and has left his radio show in the city to fight the disease.

“If you pray, please keep him in your prayers,” said a tweet from Duncan’s radio show, The Turn, in St. Louis. “If you don’t, keep him in your thoughts.”

Duncan, 37, was first diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2012, and the cancer returned last year. His mother died of the same illness in 2013 at age 64.

Duncan played for the Cardinals from 2005-09 and was part of the 2006 World Championship team. He became a radio personality soon after he retired in 2010.

His father, Dave Duncan, was a major league catcher and longtime MLB pitching coach.

—Field Level media

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