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DAVE DUNCAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Justin Masterson Needs Dave Duncan-Like Intervention

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson followed a mediocre debut with the team August 2 with a horrid performance six days later that showed the Cardinals coaching staff might need to take a page or two out of the book of a previous coach who worked wonders with pitchers in such positions. Pitching coach Dave Duncan followed manager Tony La Russa from the Oakland...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fan meme questioned

The New York Yankees just finished a three game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals. The Yankees took two of the three game and thus had a successful series. The two fan bases are fun to compare. You cannot deny that the Cardinals have something special in St. Louis. The sea of red is everywhere and not city supports their team better. But they also, with a few rational exceptions...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 29, 2014  |  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
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