Jose Lima: MLB Player Died

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Jose Lima is a 37 year old right-handed pitcher who last pitched in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets in 2006. He died on May 23, 2010 after a heart attack.

He began his baseball carreer at the early age of 21 for the Detroit tigers in 2001 then was traded for the Houston and came back to the Detroits in 2002. The audience got impressed by his performance and made popular the phrase “Lima time” whenever he pitched.

He then continued playing with the Kansas, Los Angeles Dodgers and back to the Royals. Lima pitched a 13-5 with a 4.07 ERA the best in his career so far. In 2006, he was signed up for a minor league with the New York Mets giving him a 0-4 record with a 9.87 ERA in 4 total starts.

In 2008, he signed for a Korean Baseball team, Kia Tigers, but despite his famous career showed slowed performances. He was then brought to the independent Golden Baseball League on March 27, 2009 and played under veteran minor league manager and former major league all-star Garry Templeton. Then he was traded by the Long Beach Armada to the Edmonton Capitals for former White Sox Kris Honel.

He succumbed to heart attack leaving his wife Dorca Astacio.



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