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Cards attend public memorial for Hancock

Updated: May 4, 2007, 9:17 AM ET
Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Randy Flores will miss playing catch with Josh Hancock.

"Every day, I was reminded of his heart," Flores said Thursday at a public memorial for his fellow reliever. "Josh loved being a baseball player."

The Cardinals were among an estimated 500 mourners for Hancock, who died in an automobile accident early Sunday. Flores was the only teammate who spoke at the service, and he recalled Hancock's playful nature.

Organizers had ...

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