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Former Dodger Jose Lima Dead at 37

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You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community. is reporting that former Dodger pitcher Jose Lima died this morning of a massive heart attack in his Los Angeles home. Lima was 37. In 13 seasons in Major League baseball Lima had an 89-102 record with a 5.26 ERA, however Dodger fans will remember him most for that magical season he had in 2004 helping lead the team to their first NL West title since 1995 and their first playoff win since 1988.

Lima complained of having nightmares to his wife Dorca Astacio who called paramedics, however it was too late.

Lima was at Dodger Stadium Friday not only to catch the game and get a standing ovation from the crowd, but to talk to the team about having his band perform at an upcoming Viva Los Dodgers event held prior to every Sunday home game.

More reaction from the Dodgers later.