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CORY LIDLE JOINS THE YANKEE STADIUM
New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, shown in this August 1, 2006 file photo, was on the small plane that crashed into an Upper East Side apartment building in New York on October 11, 2006. Lidle owned the plane and he also has a pilot license. Four people were killed in the accident. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff/Files)
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Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972 – October 11, 2006) was an American right-handed baseball pitcher who spent nine seasons in the major leagues with seven different teams. He has a twin brother, Kevin Lidle, who was a catcher for several minor league teams.

Lidle was killed when the small aircraft he owned crashed into a residential building in New York City.

Lidle was signed in 1990 by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent. After his release in 1993, he was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. Lidle was then traded in 1996 to the New York Mets, and made his Major League debut for the Mets on May 8, 1997. Due to his participation as a replacement player during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike, he was not eligible to join the MLB Players Union. Lidle later appeared for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, and Philadelphia Phillies. His best season was 2001 when he went 13-6 with a 3.59 ERA (10th in the American League) for Oakland, helping the Athletics win the wild card. His career zenith occurred in August 2002, when Lidle gave up one run during the whole month (setting Oakland's consecutive innings without an earned run record), won all five of his starts, and was one of the primary drivers in the A's historic run of 20 straight wins. It was on this Oakland team where he earned the nickname "Snacks", for his apparent love of consuming junk food in the bullpen.

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