Killed in auto wreck in St. Louis.


This is the second time in five years that that Cardinals have lost a player during the season. In June 2002, pitcher Darryl Kile died of heart failure in his sleep in his Chicago hotel room.

Then, as now, the Cardinals were in the midst of a series with the archrival Chicago Cubs.

Tonight's game from Busch Stadium was to be broadcast on ESPN. It has been postponed.

Gosh this sucks. Hancock was a good pitcher -- a reliever -- who played a big role in the Cards' postseason run last year.