Former Major Leaguer Jose Lima Passes Away at Age 37

| by Alex Groberman

Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes has reported that former Major League Baseball pitcher Jose Lima has passed away of a massive heart attack at his home in Los Angeles, CA. Lima was a well-known pitcher who retired in 2006 after playing with multiple teams.

In a career that spanned over 13 years, Lima was particularly known for the enthusiasm and animation he constantly brought to the pitching mound. When he pitched, he was fond of calling it "Lima Time." While some critics noted his personality as being over-the-top, his teammates always loved his spirit for the game.

Even after his skills began to diminish, he continued to try to play baseball at various levels of the sport. His post-MLB stops included Korea, Long Beach and Edmonton

He had a career record of 89-102, a 5.26 career ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. The right-handed pitcher played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets.

He passed away at the age of 37.