Auburn coaches saddened by Hancock's death Print
Written by Admin   
Sunday, 29 April 2007 12:10
MLB Headline News

 AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -Josh Hancock's death saddened his former coaches at Auburn where he was a key member of the 1997 team that advanced to the College World Series.
Hancock, a reliever who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season, was killed in a car crash early Sunday. He went 2-0 with a 4.75 ERA in 13 appearances for Auburn in 1997, striking out 32 in 30 1-3 innings.
``I was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the loss of Josh Hancock,'' said former Auburn coach Hal Baird, who coached Hancock. ``He was a very special talent.''
St. Louis police said the 29-year-old Hancock was alone in his 2007 Ford Explorer when he struck the rear of a tow truck at 12:35 a.m. Sunday. The truck was in the left lane assisting another vehicle that was involved in a prior accident, officer Pete Mutter said.
Hancock, who was born in Cleveland, Miss., attended Vestavia Hills High School in suburban Birmingham.
Baird said he saw Hancock during spring training last year with the Cardinals.
``He was in great spirits and it was obvious that his career was really on the upturn,'' Baird said Sunday. ``It's a terrible loss for Josh and his family and the Auburn baseball family. My thoughts and prayers go out to them in this difficult time.''
Current Auburn coach Tom Slater, who was an assistant when Hancock played for the Tigers, said Hancock was a part of ``arguably the best pitching staff and arguably the best team ever to play at Auburn.''
``The Auburn family is extremely saddened by the tragic loss of Josh Hancock,'' Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said. ``We extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire Hancock family.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 959 Pittsburgh Pirates 92%
#2 978 Oakland Athletics 87%
#3 976 Chicago White Sox 85%
#4 980 Detroit Tigers 85%
#5 952 Washington Nationals 83%
#6 968 Cleveland Indians 81%
#7 962 Los Angeles Dodgers 76%
#8 966 Baltimore Orioles 76%
#9 958 St Louis Cardinals 73%
#10 954 Miami Marlins 65%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 4/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 5/1
DETROIT TIGERS 5/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 6/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 10/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 11/1
TORONTO BLUE JAYS 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com