Chris Duncan dies at age 38

Former major league player Chris Duncan died on September 6, 2019, at age 38.  He had played five seasons in the big leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2005 to 2009. His 22 home runs in 2006 helped the Cardinals win the NL pennant and go on to defeat the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.

Most recently Duncan had been a sports radio host on a local St. Louis station.

Duncan is the son of Dave Duncan, a former major-league player and a long-time coach for the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals.  Chris’s brother, Shelley, is also a former major-league player from 2007 to 2013 with the Yankees, Indians, and Rays.

To read more about Chris Duncan, click here for a recent article from the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

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Shelley Duncan Benefits From His Father’s Coaching Experience

Shelley Duncan is the new manager of the Visalia Rawhides, the Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the 2017 season.  He previously played during seven major-league seasons with the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays from 2007 to 2013. He had been the second-round draft pick of the Yankees in the 2001 MLB Draft.

Shelley is the son of Dave Duncan, the long-time major-league player and coach.  Dave’s pro coaching career lasted over 30 years, and when he was with the Oakland A’s,  Shelley spent a lot of time with his father learning the game.

Shelley’s brother, Chris, played five major-league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

For more information about Shelley Duncan’s career, follow the link below from Visalia Times-Democrat:

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/sports/2017/04/21/milb-duncan-brings-playing-experience-knowledge-new-rawhide-manager/100764594/