I couldn’t believe it when I heard it, I just saw him at the game on Friday. Former Dodger Jose Lima died of an apparent massive heart attack at the young age of 37.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt issued the following statement Sunday:
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Jose Lima. Though he was taken from us way too soon, he truly lived his life to the fullest and his personality was simply unforgettable. He had the ability to light up a room and that’s exactly what he did every time I saw him. His memorable contributions to the Dodgers in 2004 and throughout baseball will always be remembered. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family during this extremely difficult time.”
Lima pitched 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles and the New York Mets. His career record was 89-102 with a 5.26 ERA. And with the Dodgers, Lima had a record of 13-5, with a 4.07 ERA.
He will be missed.