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Josh Hancock Dies in Car Accident

Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock was killed in a car accident.

St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Josh Hancock Dies in Car Accident Photo St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock has been killed in a car accident, the team says.

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 other details 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 and pitched in three postseason games. He was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA in eight games this season. Hancock joined the Cardinals before the 2006 season. He has pitched for Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

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