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Dave Duncan for Cardinals Hall of Fame

During Tuesday night’s FOX Sports Midwest’s St. Louis Cardinals telecast, former Cardinals outfielder and current radio commentator Chris Duncan joined play-by-play man Dan McLaughlin for an inning of conversation. McLaughlin’s remarks included his view that Chris’ father Dave, long-time Cardinals pitching coach under Tony La Russa, should be enshrined in the National...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 17, 2016

The Mets Are Throwing the Dan Warthen Slider

Longtime Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan loves the sinker. The Braves’ Leo Mazzone was all about establishing the pitch low and away. Rick Peterson may hate the cutter. The Mets’ Dan Warthen may not have the name value of legendary pitching coaches that have come before him, but he does have his own pitch. If […]
Via Fangraphs
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 18

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 18 First player/coach to wear #18: Jeff Pfeffer (1923) Last player/coach to wear #18: Oscar Taveras Player/coach to wear #18 in the most seasons: Dave Duncan (16 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #18: 37 Last time not worn: Technically 2012 Other interesting names tied to #18: Andy Van Slyke (1983-86), Keith Hernandez...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: February 25, 1975

The Cleveland Indians pull off a pair of trades with the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs. The Indians sent minor leaguer Alvin McGrew and catcher Dave Duncan to the O’s for first baseman Boog Powell and pitcher Don Hood. Pitcher Milt Wilcox was dealt to the Cubs for outfielder Brock Davis and pitcher Dave LaRoche. Duncan had spent the last two seasons in Cleveland after...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Grantland Goes Deep On Cardinals Pitching

Jonah Keri of Grantland had an extensive look at the Cardinals and why pitchers continue to thrive 3 years after pitching guru Dave Duncan left the team. Read the whole article HERE. Three observations that were interesting? Why not. 1) Players are greedy… so take advantage: “Major league hitters, like all human beings, are motivated by incentives, so when they come to the plate...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 20, 1970

1970: Bob Oliver hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the game, then added a solo home run in the 11th to ice a 4-2 comeback win over the Athletics at the Coliseum in Oakland. Oakland scored single runs in the second and eighth innings against Royals starter Bill Butler, who pitched very well, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan works his magic with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In new pitching adviser Dave Duncan, the Diamondbacks may have the most valuable pitching resource in baseball. An innovator in a career defined by success, Duncan has a resume as large as one of the inch-thick files he keeps on an opposing hitter. When the Hall of Fame progresses toward adding coaches, he will be a top candidate. "He's a brilliant baseball man...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs announce hiring of Duncan as pitching consultant

PHOENIX -- It's finally official. Dave Duncan has joined the Diamondbacks as pitching consultant and special assistant to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan, 68, will assist the coaching staff's instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring training, evaluate the farm system and provide input on D-backs prospective draft prospects. Following his 11-year major league career...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinal pitching coach Duncan hired by D-Backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have named longtime major league pitching coach Dave Duncan to a consulting position. The Diamondbacks say the 68-year-old Duncan will hold the title of special assistant to the general manager/pitching consultant and will report to general manager Kevin Towers. Duncan will assist the Arizona staff in the instruction of pitchers and catchers during spring...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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