October 6, 2002 |
As the St. Louis Cardinals ran onto the field to celebrate their three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League division series, Matt Morris remembered to carry the No. 57 jersey of Darryl Kile. "We did it for D.K.," Miguel Cairo said. "I know in our hearts he was here." After getting past Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, St. Louis quickly and emotionally finished off the defending World Series champions.
June 29, 2002
Sadly, two words might have saved Darryl Kile's life had his doctors been paying attention: Sergei Grinkov. Grinkov died in 1995, a young man, a strong athlete with no symptoms, who passed his physicals, and yet there was the warning of a father who'd died of a heart attack. The lesson is obvious: Any athlete whose father died of a heart attack needs heart testing beyond the standard physical. The consequences of non-testing have become painfully clear--not once now, but twice. Julie Bixby Huntington Beach The way The Times is handling the death of Darryl Kile is giving me " 'roid rage."
June 26, 2002 |
The St. Louis Cardinals have shown there are many ways to honor Darryl Kile. One of them is to win more games. "As DK put it, we've got work to do," reliever Mike Timlin said. "It may sound cold, but this is what we do." The Cardinals, struggling to stay focused, managed only four hits and lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0, Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive defeat.
June 25, 2002 |
Theirs is a profession in which 40 is considered old, where time passes so quickly that temporary is an upgrade from fleeting. Baseball players should be prepared for things to end quickly. But life? One of their own found dead in what should still be the prime of his career? If the weekend death of St.
June 24, 2002 |
The Cook County, Ill., medical examiner who reported Sunday that St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Darryl Kile probably died from blockage in his coronary arteries said Kile complained of shoulder pain and weakness the night before he was found dead, possible warning signs of heart problems. Dr.
June 23, 2002 |
Darryl Kile, one of the St. Louis Cardinals' top pitchers and one of the best in baseball, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room Saturday. Police said there were no signs of criminal involvement and that Kile, 33, appeared to have died of natural causes. "It appears he died in his bed, in his sleep," said Michael Chasen, commanding officer of Chicago's Area Three Homicide unit, adding that medical examiners will conduct an autopsy today.