New York, NY -- (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees announced on Thursday that they will honor the memory of pitcher Cory Lidle by wearing a black band on the left sleeve of their home and road uniforms throughout the 2007 season.
Lidle was killed October 11 after a small plane he was in crashed into a New York City high-rise apartment building. He was 34 years old.
The Yankees acquired Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies just before the trading deadline last July and he posted a record of 4-3 with a 5.16 earned run average in 10 games, including nine starts, with New York.
Lidle had a career mark of 82-72 with a 4.57 ERA in nine big league seasons with the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia and the Yankees.