A $1.5 million dollar question - Was Cory Lidle piloting the plane?

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Unfortunately, no amount of money will bring Cory Lidle back.  His accident was tragic and its a loss to his family and to the sport.  But now his family might get hit with more bad news. Cory Lidle was covered by the Major League Baseball Players' union's benefit plan.  The plan includes a $450,000 life insurance benefit and an accidental death benefit of $ 1.05 million.  But the fine print of the plan includes an exclusion for "any incident related to travel in an aircraft . . . while...Read Full Story

Mychael Urban's piece on Lidle's death

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Sports journalism is a field where journalist/athlete friendships are a taboo, but in rare cases they do exist.  Writer Mychael Urban considers pitcher Cory Lidle a friend, and in this heartfelt piece he walks us through the emotions he felt on Wednesday, October 12, the day that Lidle trgically died in a plane crash."He was the least pretentious pro I've ever met. Probably the most honest, too -- even when he knew his honesty might get him in trouble."linkRead Full Story

Reactions to the apparent death of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle

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Canada.com pulled together statements from various people within the Yankees organization and major league baseball. Linked from http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/story.html?id=45a3629d-fdbd-4b31-911f-08b8c5dcde16 --- “This is a terrible and shocking tragedy that has stunned the entire Yankees organization. I offer my deep condolences and prayers to his wife, Melanie, and son, Christopher, on their enormous loss.” - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. --- “Spending the last few...Read Full Story

Cory Lidle was a recreational pilot

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NY Yankee Cory Lidle was a recreational pilot.  He owned the plane that crashed into The Belaire Apartments earlier today.  Authorities have not yet announced whether Lidle was piloting the plane when it crashed, but it is likely.Read Full Story

More about Yankee Cory Lidle

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Cory Lidle crashed his plane into The Belaire condominiums in New York City on Oct 11th, 2006. Lidle recently pitched one and a half innings in the final game of the Division Series against the Detroit Tigers and gave up 3 earned runs.  He had a 12-10 regular-season record with a 4.85 ERA. Cory Lidle pitched with the Phillies before coming to the NY Yankees. He started his pro baseball career in 1997 with the Mets. He also pitched for a short stint for Tampa Bay, Oakland, Toronto and...Read Full Story

Yankees' Cory Lidle was on the NY crashed plane

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A small plane owned by New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower,  The Belaire Apartments ,  today on Manhattan's Upper East Side, killing at least four people.   A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cory Lidle was on the plane.Read Full Story