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Jose Lima

José Desiderio Rodriguez Lima (September 30, 1972 – May 23, 2010) was a Dominican right-handed pitcher who spent thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Detroit Tigers (1994–1996, 2001–2002), Houston Astros (1997–2001), Kansas City Royals (2003, 2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2004) and New York Mets (2006). His best year in the majors was 1999, when he won 21 games for the Astros and pitched in his only All-Star Game. A flamboyant free spirit, he was best known for coining all his pitching appearances as Lima Time. His overly animated displays of emotion on the mound made him a fan favorite, but also drew the ire of opposing teams. He was known for his flamboyant celebrations after his victories in the face of opponents. Due to his indulging in musical pursuits beyond baseball, he was once described by The New York Times sportswriter Ben Shpigel as "the national anthem-crooning, towel-waving merengue singer who moonlights as a right-handed pitcher". Lima made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 20, 1994 at age 21 making a start against the Kansas City Royals. After three years in Detroit, he was traded to the Houston Astros on December 10, 1996 in

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Jose Lima Found Dead

Jose Lima Found Dead

Former MLB pitcher Jose Lima was found dead at home this morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 37. His wife, Dorca Astacio, told ESPNdeportes.com, "Jose was complaining while sleeping and I… READ MORE >

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