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Darryl KileDarryl Andrew KileBorn: Dec. 12, 1968 in Garden Grove, Calif. Died: June 22, 2002 in Chicago, Ill.Debut: 1991 | Pos: PHt: 6’5″ | Wt: 185 | B: R | T: RYrs W L G SV IP SO ERA12 133 119 359 0 2165.1 1668 4.12>> Visit the Darryl Kile biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Darryl Kile tragic death in 2002 came at a time when the 33-year-old was in the prime of his pitching career. Kile was found dead in his hotel room prior to his team’s game with the Cubs on June 22, 2002. He is the 10th player in baseball history to die while a member of a major league club.His death was ruled to be natural causes related to his heart. Kile’s father had died following a heart attack at the age of 43.Kile was 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 14 games in 2002 at the time of his death. In his career, he was 133-119 since he made his debut in 1991. In 2000, he finished 20-9 with a 3.91 ERA in his first year with St. Louis. He was traded to the Cardinals from Colorado where he had struggled in the thin air to a 21-30 record in 2 years. In 1987, the Astros selected Kile in the 30th round. He spent his first 7 seasons in the majors with Houston. His career included three appearances in the All-Star game and a no-hitter in 1993.