Former Cards outfielder Chris Duncan dead after battle with brain cancer

Duncan played parts of five years in the majors, then was a local radio host with 101 ESPN.

The Mungenast St. Louis Honda Sports Open Line
September 06, 2019 - 7:35 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and local sports radio host Chris Duncan, 38,  has died after a long battle with cancer. News about the 2006 World Series Champion's death was announced by Rick Horton and John Rooney on KMOX, during the broadcast of Friday's Cardinals game in Pittsburgh. 

Duncan played parts of five years in the majors, all with St. Louis. He was a radio host on 101 ESPN's show "The Turn" after his playing career ended. 

In 2011, after helping his mother fight brain cancer, he later found out he also had a similar diagnosis. 

Duncan left radio to fight brain cancer in early 2018, but later returned for a short time. It was announced he would be permanently leaving the station to face his fight with cancer in January of this year. 

There's been a strong outpouring for Duncan as the news has spread throughout social media: 

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