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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tragic news

This is on the wire:

ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hancock, a key member of the bullpen thathelped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season,was killed in a car crash early Sunday. The Cardinals said they were told of the 29-year-old reliever's death by the St. Louis Police Department. The team's home game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night was postponed. The team said the accident happened in St. Louis, but no otherdetails were disclosed. The Cardinals and police are expected to make a statement this afternoon at Busch Stadium. Hancock has pitched for four major league clubs. He went 3-3 in 62 regular-season appearances for the Cardinals last season andpitched in three postseason games. He was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA ineight games this season.Hancock joined the Cardinals before the 2006 season. He has pitched for Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

There was talk about it in the clubhouse this morning. Confirmation came just before noon.


at 11:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horrible news. My thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones.

at 12:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, that's awful

at 1:34 PM Blogger Pat said...

Prayers go out to the Hancock family.


at 12:31 PM Anonymous Gary said...

JOSH Was A "great guy" who will be
missed very much!

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