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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...
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...
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 AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitching guru Duncan in line for D-backs front-office post

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are expected to announce the hiring of decorated pitching coach Dave Duncan as a special adviser and consultant to the organization soon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, saying Wednesday that only a few details stand in the way. The MLB Network reported that the deal was done. Duncan, a highly regarded developer of pitchers while...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona eyes Dave Duncan

The Arizona Diamondbacks are searching for a pitching coach, and USA Today suggested Dave Duncan, the Cardinals’ former coach and the longest-tenured pitching coach in big-league history, would be “the perfect fit.” A source confirmed that the Diamondbacks have approached Duncan. He took a leave of absence from the Cardinals in 2011 to help his wife battle cancer, and he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Cards slugger fights brain cancer while emerging as radioTV star

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Duncan would rather you didn't know that he has brain cancer. "I don't want a bunch of people to feel sorry for me, thinking I'm going to die. I'm not scared," he says. "That's not how I want to live my life." You surely wouldn't know what Duncan is dealing with when listening to him banter about on his daily radio...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals announce coaching staff changes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Following yesterdays announcement that Pitching Coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence, the St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Derek Lilliquist will serve as Pitching Coach and Dyer Miller has been named Bullpen Coach. Lilliquist, 45, was the Cardinals Bullpen Coach last season, and he took on the teams Pitching Coach duties last August when Duncan asked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Players react to Duncan's departure

If Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan has coached his final game, his players will have the satisfaction of knowing he went out on top. The club announced Thursday evening that the longtime pitching coach was taking a leave of absence to be with wife Jeanine as she continues to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Duncan missed more than a month down the stretch to be...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 06, 2012  |  3 Comments

Cardinals' Duncan taking leave of absence

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence to attend to wife Jeanine as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. The team said Thursday night that no timetable has been determined for Duncan's return. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the 66-year-old Duncan intends to step down. The team said general manager John Mozeliak and...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelly Duncan - Starter?

A story over at caught this writer's eye today. That happens every once in a while when certain headlines are read quickly and the headline reads, "Duncan prepared to be more than a role player." So the Fan went ahead and clicked the link with a scoff waiting to form at the back of the throat. Seriously!? Shelly Duncan? Duncan, of course, is the son of Dave...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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