Friday, October 13, 2006

NY Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle Loved Poker

The poker world lost a friend with the death of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle Wednesday, Oct. 11th. Lidle was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed into an apartment building in New York City.

Lidle held a celebrity poker tournament for charity once a year in Las Vegas for the Make A Wish Foundation rasing money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Lidle had said in the past that his dream when he retired from baseball was to be a professional poker player.

Click to read full story by John Caldwell