Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle
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Cory Lidle: 1972 - 2006

New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was killed around 11:45 a.m. PST when his four-seat Cirrus SR20 plane crashed into the 30th and 31st floors of the Belaire, a red-brick building that overlooks the East River. (AP)
Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle watches the game in the third inning as he is scheduled for his first start as a Yankee against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Paul J. Bereswill / Newsday)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Cory Lidle when he was pitching against the Baltimore Orioles (Justin Lane / EPA)
Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times sports reporter Randy Miller, left, rides along with Cory Lidle, right, as Lidle takes a flight over Clearwater, Fla. (Randy Miller / Bucks County Courier Times / AP)
Fans observe a moment of silence in honor of the late Cory Lidle. (Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images)
Mary Varela, left, mother of Melanie Lidle, wife of New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle, and Keri Welcher, right, a friend of Melanie Lidle, ask for privacy for the family outside Lidle’s home in Glendora, Calif. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Detroit Tigers players observe a moment of the silence in memory of New York Yankees Cory Lidle before the start of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)
Oakland Athletics fans Carrie Olejnik, left, and Francis Crimi, from Los Altos, pay tribute to Cory Lidle with Lidle’s Athletics Jersey during a moment of silence before game 2 of the American League Championship series. (Kyle Terada / US Presswire)