Sunday night’s game between the Cardinals and the Cubs has been postponed due to the death of Cardinals’ reliever Josh Hancock who was killed in an automobile crash early Sunday morning. The 29-year old reliever for the Cardinals was killed on westbound Highway 64/40 within the city limits according to a report on Cubs.com.
This tragic event will remind many of the death of Darryl Kile in 2002 that Joe Girardi announced to the crowd at Wrigley Field. Everyone here at the CCO sends out our thoughts and prayers to the Hancock family and friends. The St. Louis Cardinals have scheduled a press conference at 3:00pm today to release further details.
Update – According to several reports out of St. Louis and on XM Radio by Holden Kushner and Ronnie Lane, Josh Hancock was traveling “alone in his 2007 Ford Explorer when he struck the rear of a tow truck at 12:35am. The truck was in the left lane assisting another vehicle that was involved in a prior accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Josh Hancock pitched in Saturday’s game against the Cubs and gave up a run on 2 hits in 3 innings of work. Hancock pitched for the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds before signing last off-season with the St. Louis Cardinals.