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Josh Hancock

Baseball Player from United States of America

Josh Hancock Joshua Morgan Hancock (April 11, 1978 – April 29, 2007) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Cleveland, Mississippi, he lived in St. Louis during the off-season. He was killed in a car crash during the 2007 season. After graduating from Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Hancock was selected in the fourth round of the 1996 amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, but did not sign. An Alabama fan, he instead attended college at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama because the Tigers offered him a better scholarship. He was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 1998 amateur draft and signed with the Red Sox, making his major-league debut on September 10, 2002. In December 2002 he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jeremy Giambi. On July 30, 2004, he was traded along with Andy Machado to the Cincinnati Reds for Todd Jones and Brad Correll. The next day, Hancock was the winning pitcher for the Reds in a game against the Houston Astros, a suspended game that began the day before while Hancock was still with the Phillies. On the first day  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1978-04-11
Place of birth
Cleveland
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Baseball player

Education

Institution From To
Auburn University

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

Death

Date of death
2007-04-29
Cause of death
Traffic collision
Place of death
St. Louis

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