Death of Cory Lidle

March 22, 1972 - October 11, 2006
New York, New York | Age 34

Pitcher Cory Lidle dies in NYC plane crash
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Cory Lidle hoped to use his passion for flying to get away from a most difficult season. Criticized by former teammates in Philadelphia and attacked in the New York media, Lidle looked forward to piloting himself back home to California once the Yankees lost in the playoffs.

Instead, the 34-year-old Yankees pitcher was killed along with a second person Wednesday when his small plane crashed into a 40-story skyscraper in Manhattan.

"This is a terrible and shocking tragedy that...

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