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5/27/2013 4:02 P.M. ET

Cardinals statement on passing of John Q. Hammons

Civic Leader Who Championed the Effort to Bring the Cardinals to Springfield

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Q. Hammons today. Mr. Hammons was a passionate advocate for bringing baseball to Springfield and a great friend of the Cardinals. The Cardinals organization extends its condolences to John's family, his many friends and the entire Springfield community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time"

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