Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sad News

The baseball community was given some sad news today, as it was announced that former MLB and GBL pitcher Jose Lima has passed away this morning from an apparent heart attack at age 37.

Lima made his major league debut in 1994 with the Detroit Tigers and chalked up 89 wins and close to 1,000 strikeouts in his 13 year career. Of course we know him more recently for bringing "Lima Time" to our GBL backyard as a memebr of the Long Beach Armada and Edmonton Capitals.

More recently, Lima began focussing on establishing a youth baseball academy in California and seemed to be settling in to a life off the mound. Hopefully his high energy and joy for life will help move this noble gesture forward in his absence.