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New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle died Wednesday when the plane he was flying crashed into a building in Manhattan. He is survived by his wife, Melanie, and son, Christopher.

Lidle was remembered with fondness as a straight shooter who gave his all during every trip to the mound. The news of his passing was met with shock and remorse throughout baseball.   More >

 Career Highlights
Summary of Accomplishments:
• Was All-State his senior year at South Hills High School, where he was a teammate of Jason Giambi
• Made big league debut with Mets on May 8, 1997
• Ranked 10th in AL in ERA in 2001 (3.59)
• Pitched 32.2 consecutive scoreless innings for A’s in 2002, and 43 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run
• AL Pitcher of the Month, August 2002
• Tied for the NL lead in 2004 with three shutouts
• Ranked second in the NL in 2004 with five complete games
• Recorded a career-high 11 K's on May 11, 2005 vs. Milwaukee
 Career totals (1997-2006)
82 72 4.57 277 1322.2 356 838
Complete career stats >

"Cory was an even better person than he was a pitcher, and I hope that's how he's remembered," said former Phillies teammate Randy Wolf

::: Quick Facts :::

Born: Hollywood, CA
MLB Debut: May 8, 1997
Height/Weight: 5-11, 190 lbs
Position: Pitcher
Nickname: Snacks
 Sights & Sounds
• Lidle's 2005 celebrity charity poker tournament 350K
• FastCast Special 350K
Lidle, on his charity tournament
Big leaguer Denny Hocking on Cory Lidle
Former teammate John Franco talks about Cory Lidle
Chris Woodward recalls Lidle's passion for flying
Billy Wagner, on ex-teammate Lidle
Mets 3B David Wright talks about Lidle tragedy
Carlos Beltran reacts to news on Lidle
Mark Mulder remembers ex-teammate Lidle
Carlos Delgado on the tragedy
Mets' Manny Acta lives in building hit
• Lidle fans 10 Rockies, 04-24-06 350K
• Lidle vs. Red Sox, 08-21-06 350K
• Lidle vs. Blue Jays, 08-03-06 350K
• Lidle vs. D-backs, 07-27-06 350K
• Lidle vs. Pirates, 07-08-06 350K