Cardinals first baseman Chris Duncan singled

(Photo by Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Sipa USA)

Tony La Russa Asks Cardinals Nation to Keep Chris Duncan in Your Thoughts

The former Cardinals player and current radio jock is battling another cancer diagnosis.

January 08, 2019 - 8:18 am

It was announced on Monday afternoon that former St. Louis Cardinals player and the co-host of a popular sports radio talk show in St. Louis, Chris Duncan, would be permanent leaving the station to face his fight with cancer. This is the second time since his retirement from baseball in 2009 that he's left work for medical reasons. 

Related: 4 Biggest Questions Left for Cardinals to Answer Before Spring Training

Duncan's former manager with the Cardinals, Tony La Russa says he "saved out season" in 2006 and helped the team in winning a World Series that year. La Russa asked for the thoughts of Cardinals Nation to help Duncan in his fight.

Duncan played parts of five years in the majors, all with St. Louis – including the 2006 World Series season. He since has been on the radio with 101 ESPN's show "The Turn."

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 earlier in 2018, but later returned. There's been a strong outpouring for support since the news came out.