A shocker in the baseball world.
Longtime pitcher Jose Lima, who had good moments with several teams including the Dodgers, is dead.
Full article at mlb.com.Former Major League pitcher Jose Lima died of a massive heart attack at his California home early Sunday morning. He was 37.
Lima's wife, Dorca Astacio, told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas that she thought Lima was having nightmares, so she called the paramedics, but their efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
According to Astacio, Lima was not experiencing any health problems prior to the heart attack.
Lima, a native of the Dominican Republic, pitched in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons, from 1994-2006. After breaking into the big leagues with the Tigers in 1994, Lima went on to compile an 89-102 career record to go with a 5.26 ERA. His best season came in 1999 as a member of the potent Houston Astros rotation. Lima posted a 21-10 record that season, along with a 3.58 ERA.
I am sure that Dodger fans will remember 2004, and the five-hit shutout he tossed for the Dodger first playoff win in 16 years.
Flags are flying at half-staff at Dodger Stadium for today's game.
"Lima Time" indeed. RIP, Jose.