June 23, 2011 |
ST. LOUIS - It's official now. Cliff Lee is pitching like the celebrated ace the Phillies signed him to be. Fans may have suspected as much during the last homestand, when he strung together three straight superb performances, allowing one run and 13 hits in 24 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Florida Marlins. But in order for Lee to truly prove he was in domination mode again, he had to duplicate those efforts on the road. Consider it done.
May 4, 2011
YOU DON'T GET this in the American League, where designated hitters bat for pitchers. On a night when he systematically mowed down the Washington Nationals from the mound, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was more excited about the two hits he got rather than the few he gave up. "Oh, most definitely the two I got," said Hamels, who had a triple and a single in the Phillies' 4-1 victory. "Being a pitcher, you're not supposed to be able to hit. "It's been a lot of hard work.
April 28, 2011 |
A lawyer has told a jury that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle would still be alive if the steering mechanism in a small airplane he was flying in October 2006 had not failed, causing him to crash into a Manhattan building. California attorney Todd Macaluso said in Manhattan federal court yesterday that Lidle and his instructor were killed because Cirrus Design Corp., of Duluth, Minn., failed to properly design the aircraft. A federal safety panel concluded that the crash occurred because Lidle and his instructor misjudged a turn.
May 12, 2007 |
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 6-3, yesterday in the Rome Masters for his 75th consecutive win on clay, matching John McEnroe's streak for most victories on one surface. McEnroe, who watched Nadal's latest win from a courtside seat, had a 75-match winning streak on indoor carpet between September 1983 and April 1985. Nadal can break the record today in the semifinals against fourth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, who rallied to beat Tommy Robredo, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Julia Vakulenko overcame a left foot injury to beat two top-10 players - including No. 2 seed Amelie Mauresmo - and reach the semifinals of the German Open in Berlin.
April 3, 2007 |
NEW YORK - The players stood attentively in the New York Yankees dugout, with their eyes focused on the big screen in center field, many crying while the memory of their former teammate was replayed. The 105th season of Yankees baseball began yesterday at Yankee Stadium with a tribute to Cory Lidle, who died in a plane crash on Oct. 11 in Manhattan at age 34. Lidle was 26-20 in parts of three seasons with the Phillies before being acquired by the Yankees on July 30. A three-minute video tribute to Lidle was presented on the screen, with former teammates talking about his character.
March 24, 2007 |
Cory Lidle's widow is suing to get the full $1.5 million payment from her husband's Major League Baseball life insurance policy, the New York Daily News reported. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. has paid only $450,000, according to the suit filed March 9. According to court papers, the company apparently citing an exclusion for any "nonpassenger" who dies on an aircraft. Meanwhile, the Daily News reported, Melanie Lidle is facing millions in lawsuits from tenants of the upper East Side apartment building that was struck by Lidle's plane Oct. 11. Lidle, a former Phillies pitcher, was traded to the New York Yankees last season.
March 12, 2007 |
Every time Kevin Lidle teaches a child to throw a curveball or change-up, he hears his twin brother, Cory. Grip it like this. Throw it like that. "I'll say the same words to these kids that Cory said to me," Kevin Lidle said last week at the Lakeland Baseball Academy, where he is an instructor. "He frequently pops in my head. But that's OK. It's got to be. " Cory Lidle and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger, died Oct. 11 when Lidle's Cirrus SR-20 crashed into a building in Manhattan.
March 2, 2007 |
A dentist to the rich and famous has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the estate of late New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, claiming his Manhattan home was destroyed when the ballplayer's small airplane crashed into his apartment building. Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal says in court papers that after Lidle's Cirrus SR-20 aircraft crashed into the building where he lived with his wife and teenage son, they had to vacate their 43rd-floor apartment. Rosenthal, whose patients include Donald Trump, Bruce Springsteen and Catherine Zeta-Jones, said his apartment suffered "severe damage, including broken windows, smoke damage, loose bricks and extensive other damage" that forced them out. The plane, with Lidle and flight instructor Tyler Stanger aboard, hit the Upper East Side building on the 30th floor, 13 floors below Rosenthal's apartment, on Oct 11. Lidle, 34, and Stanger, 26, were killed in the crash.
February 6, 2007 |
The National Transportation Safety Board released papers yesterday detailing its investigation of the Oct. 11 single-engine plane crash that killed former New York Yankees and Phillies pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor. The agency listed Lidle as the pilot of the plane but did not specifically spell out who was at the controls at the time of the crash because of the lack of data recovered from the plane. The agency said it might have trouble reaching a conclusion on that issue.
October 22, 2006 |
The saddest cards Topps was about to print its annual Updates & Highlights set for its 2006 baseball cards when pitcher Cory Lidle lost his life in an airplane accident earlier this month. A card showing Lidle on the Yankees was planned as one of the update cards, which are due out early next month. So Topps redesigned the card to say "In Memoriam 1972-2006. " The only other time the company has done such a card was the 1964 Ken Hubbs. Hubbs, the 1962 National League rookie of the year for the Cubs, died in February before the 1964 season, in a crash while flying his private plane.