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Full Name: Cory Fulton Lidle Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/175 First Game: May 8, 1997
Birthdate: March 22, 1972 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Hollywood, California
Died: October 11, 2006
Deathplace: New York, New York
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972-October 11, 2006) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He last played for the New York Yankees. He died on October 11, 2006, during an accident in which his registered airplane crashed into a 50 story residential New York City building.[1]

Born in Hollywood, California, Lidle was a descendant of Robert Fulton [2]. He attended South Hills High School in West Covina, California, graduating in 1990. During this time, he was a teammate of Jason Giambi. Lidle married Melanie Varela on January 7 1997; the pair had one son, Christopher.

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Cory Lidle with his $187,000 Cessna airplane

According to the Associated Press, the plane that crashed in New York City's Upper East Side on October 11, 2006, was registered to Lidle. [3] According to CNN, his passport was found on the street below the Belaire building, the structure that the plane collided with. ESPN has confirmed both his piloting of the plane and his death in the accident.

Controversies

After being traded by the Philadelphia Phillies in July 2006 at the trade deadline, Lidle criticized his former team: "On the days I'm pitching, it's almost a coin flip as to know if the guys behind me are going to be there to play 100 percent." He noted he was joining a Yankees team that expects to win all the time.

"That's why I'm most excited about it," Lidle said. "Sometimes I felt I got caught up kind of going into the clubhouse nonchalantly sometimes, because all of the other guys in the clubhouse didn't go there with one goal in mind."

In response former teammate Arthur Rhodes said, "He is a scab. When he started, he would go 5 1/3 innings and (the bullpen) would have to win the game for him. The only thing Cory Lidle wants to do is fly around in his airplane and gamble. He doesn't have a work ethic. After every start, he didn't run or lift weights. He would sit in the clubhouse and eat ice cream. ... He shouldn't say that, he shouldn't say anything like that because he is a scab. He crossed the line when guys like me, Flash and Lieberthal were playing. He is a replacement player."

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1997 NY N 54 2 7 2 3.53 54 38 32 0 0 2 81.2 86 7 20 4 2 3
1999 TB A 5 1 1 0 7.20 4 4 4 0 0 0 5 8 0 2 0 0 0
2000 TB A 31 11 4 6 5.03 62 61 54 0 0 0 96.2 114 13 29 3 6 3
2001 OAK A 29 29 13 6 3.59 118 84 75 1 0 0 188 170 23 47 7 5 10
2002 OAK A 31 30 8 10 3.89 111 90 83 2 2 0 192 191 17 39 3 6 6
2003 TOR A 31 31 12 15 5.75 112 133 123 2 0 0 192.2 216 24 60 3 9 5
2004 PHI N 10 10 5 2 3.90 33 28 27 2 2 0 62.1 54 3 17 1 0 5
2004 CIN N 24 24 7 10 5.32 93 95 88 3 1 0 149 170 24 44 4 8 5
2004 TOT N 34 34 12 12 4.90 126 123 115 5 3 0 211.1 224 27 61 5 8 10
2005 PHI N 31 31 13 11 4.53 121 105 93 1 0 0 184.2 210 18 40 5 6 6
2006 PHI N 21 21 8 7 4.74 98 74 66 0 0 0 125.1 132 19 39 3 4 8
2006 NY A 10 9 4 3 5.16 32 26 26 0 0 0 45.1 49 11 19 1 1 3
2006 Total 31 30 12 10 4.85 130 100 92 0 0 0 170.2 181 30 58 4 5 11
Total NL 140 88 40 32 4.57 399 340 306 6 3 2 603 652 71 160 17 20 27
Total AL 137 111 42 40 4.56 439 398 365 5 2 0 719.2 748 88 196 17 27 27
Total 277 199 82 72 4.57 838 738 671 11 5 2 1322.2 1400 159 356 34 47 54

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1997 NY N P 54 2 81.2 5 8 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1.000
1999 TB A P 5 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000
2000 TB A P 31 11 96.2 6 19 1 1 0 1 8 1 0 .962
2001 OAK A P 29 29 188 13 30 2 0 0 0 14 11 2 .956
2002 OAK A P 31 30 192 15 42 2 5 0 0 9 5 0 .966
2003 TOR A P 31 31 192.2 15 31 0 4 0 0 16 6 1 1.000
2004 PHI N P 10 10 62.1 4 10 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1.000
2004 CIN N P 24 24 149 13 34 1 1 0 1 9 6 0 .979
2004 TOT N P 34 34 211.1 17 44 1 2 0 1 12 8 0 .984
2005 PHI N P 31 31 184.2 16 29 1 1 0 1 19 6 0 .978
2006 PHI N P 21 21 125.1 9 19 1 2 0 1 5 4 0 .966
2006 NY A P 10 9 45.1 3 15 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 1.000
2006 Total P 31 30 170.2 12 34 1 4 0 1 8 8 0 .979
Total P 277 199 1322.2 99 239 8 17 0 4 90 48 3 .977

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1997 NY N 54 5 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TB A 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TB A 31 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 OAK A 29 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 OAK A 31 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2003 TOR A 31 6 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 PHI N 10 20 1 3 1 4 .150 .150 .400 2 0 0 13 0 4 0 0 0
2004 CIN N 24 42 2 6 0 2 .143 .234 .190 2 0 5 23 0 4 0 0 0
2004 TOT N 34 62 3 9 1 6 .145 .209 .258 4 0 5 36 0 8 0 0 0
2005 PHI N 31 58 2 8 0 2 .138 .153 .138 0 0 1 30 0 8 0 0 0
2006 PHI N 21 34 3 3 0 0 .088 .139 .147 0 1 2 14 0 4 0 0 1
2006 NY A 10 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Total 31 34 3 3 0 0 .088 .139 .147 0 1 2 14 0 4 0 0 1
Total NL 140 159 9 20 1 8 .126 .173 .182 4 1 9 84 0 20 0 0 1
Total AL 137 11 1 2 0 0 .182 .182 .182 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
Total 277 170 10 22 1 8 .129 .173 .182 4 1 9 87 0 21 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Minnesota Twins (August 25, 1990).
  • Released by Minnesota Twins (April 1, 1993).
  • Sold by Pocatello (Pioneer) to Milwaukee Brewers (September 17, 1993).
  • Traded by Milwaukee Brewers to New York Mets in exchange for Kelly Stinnett (January 17, 1996).
  • Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks from New York Mets (13th pick overall) in the expansion draft (November 18, 1997).
  • Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay Devil Rays from Arizona Diamondbacks (October 7, 1998).
  • Traded by Tampa Bay Devil Rays to Oakland Athletics as part of 3-team trade in which Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City Royals; Oakland Athletics sent Ben Grieve to Tampa Bay Devil Rays; Kansas City Royals sent Johnny Damon and Mark Ellis to Oakland Athletics; and Oakland Athletics sent Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch to Kansas City Royals (January 8, 2001).
  • Traded by Oakland Athletics to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Mike Rouse and Christopher Mowday (November 16, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (October 26, 2003).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (January 6, 2004).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Javon Moran, Joe Wilson and a player to be named later (August 9, 2004); Cincinnati Reds received Elizardo Ramirez (August 11, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (October 28, 2004).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (November 17, 2004).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Bobby Abreu to New York Yankees in exchange for C.J. Henry, Matt Smith, Jesus Sanchez and Carlos Monastrios (July 30, 2006).

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