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Deceased MLB pitcher Jose Lima name is back in the news because he had six children with six different women and they want money from his estate.
Lima passed away at the age of 37 in 2010 when he suffered a heart attack while living in California.
The Santiago, Dominican Republic native was a serviceable starting pitcher for seven MLB teams. His best years of his 13-season career were with the Houston Astros. Lima finished fourth in the NL’s Cy Young voting in 1999, after posting a 21-10 record with 187 strikeouts and a 3.58 ERA for the Houston Astros.
He was released from the New York Mets in 2006 and did not return to major league baseball.
Now the numbers that surround Lima’s name have to do with monthly stipends provided to ex-wives and ex-girlfriends.
Dominican model Dalla Leclerc gets $625 from Lima’s American Social Security benefits, but desires more money for her and her daughter Kammiell. Leclerc gave birth to Kammiell when Lima was married to his second wife, Melissa Lima.
Leclerc is now suing Major League Baseball Players Association for benefits that are only reserved for legal heirs of players. The union refuses to acknowledge Kammiell as Lima’s child since the couple never married.
Written by HS News Writer: Nate Jacobson