Obit

All-Star Pitcher Jose Lima Dies

Sad news out of the sports world: Former All-Star pitcher Jose Lima died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, at the age of 37. Over his 13-year career, Lima played for five Major League teams—the Tigers, the Astros, the Royals, the Dodgers, and finally, the Mets—before being released in 2006. The Dominican right-hander dubbed his mound “Lima Time,” after he won 21 games for the Astros in 1999, earning him a trip to that year’s All-Star Game. "He was a man full of life, without apparent physical problems and with many plans and projects on the agenda," his wife, Dorca Astacio, told ESPNdeportes.com. Lima died in Los Angeles, and he is survived by his wife and five children.