Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jose Lima DEAD: Former MLB All-Star Dies At 37

Jose Lima, a former MLB All-Star who once won 21 games in a season, is dead, according to ESPN. The web site reports that he died of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 37 years old.

Lima spent 13 seasons in the big leagues for five different teams, including multiple stints with the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals. After winning 21 games with the Houston Astros in 1999, Lima almost set a Major League record by allowing 48 home runs the following season. In 2005, he posted the worst ERA of all time for a pitcher with at least 30 starts.

Since 2008, Lima has pitched for professional baseball teams in South Korea, California and Canada.