October 12, 2006 |
A small airplane carrying New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor slammed into a luxury high-rise on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Wednesday afternoon, exploding in a fireball that killed both men and engulfed two floors of the building. Authorities termed the 2:42 p.m. crash an accident, but it evoked emotional reactions from New Yorkers who vividly recall the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center a little more than five years ago.
September 1, 2002 |
The only thing missing from the Oakland Athletics' 17th consecutive victory was a win for Cory Lidle. Lidle's masterful month came to an end Saturday when he gave up his first earned run in August on the month's final day, but the A's got enough late offense to defeat the Minnesota Twins, 6-3, and extend the majors' longest winning streak in 49 years.
October 18, 2006 |
An estimated 1,000 mourners attended the memorial service of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle on Tuesday in Covina, as friends and family members remembered him as a loving husband, father and friend who "never changed with his increase in salary." Lidle, 34, an avid pilot and nine-year major league veteran, was killed last week in Manhattan along with his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger, 26, of Walnut, when the single-engine plane they were flying crashed into a 42-story luxury high-rise.
October 12, 2006 |
Hours after learning that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle had been killed when his small plane crashed into a 42-story Manhattan tower, South Hills High Principal Judi North clutched a copy of Lidle's photo from the West Covina school's 1990 yearbook. "Time goes by, but we think of them as still being in high school," North said Wednesday afternoon.
August 22, 2002 |
Cory Lidle has become an official one-hit wonder. Lidle pitched his second one-hitter in just more than a month, giving up only a first-inning single Wednesday night as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Indians, 6-0, at Cleveland for their eighth consecutive victory. Lidle (7-9), who has a streak of 31 scoreless innings, gave up only a two-out single in the first to Ellis Burks. After walking Jim Thome, the right-hander didn't allow another runner.
August 27, 2002 |
Cory Lidle managed to regroup in time after his scoreless inning streak was ended after 32 innings because of an unearned run. David Justice's error helped end Lidle's streak, but the Oakland Athletics still managed to win their 13th game in a row, defeating the Kansas City Royals, 6-3, Monday night at Kansas City, Mo. "I lost my composure a little bit and I started overthrowing," Lidle said. "I didn't handle it very well."