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Cubs | Wright Has First Child; Names it After Kile

Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:29:23 -0800

The Rocky Mountain News' Tracy Ringolsby reports Chicago Cubs SP Jamey Wright had his first child during the offseason. Their daughter is named Presley Kile Wright. The middle name Kile is in honor of former teammate SP Darryl Kile who passed away in June 2002. "Flynn and Darryl Kile made a big impression on us when they were with the Rockies," Wright said. "Darryl took me under his wing. I wanted to let Flynn know how much I appreciated what Darryl did."

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Cardinals | Matheny Speaks on Award

Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:17:36 -0800

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports St. Louis Cardinals C Mike Matheny spoke about being the first recipient of the Darryl Kile award his late best friend. "To receive an award under any title is a great honor. But especially on this club with that title, to me, it's extremely special," said Matheny. "It's a topic that I haven't been good about opening up on. It's something near and dear to me to be mentioned in the same breath - let alone to have an award named after Darryl given to me. I know anybody would be extremely proud, but I don't think anybody could be prouder than I am."

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Cardinals | Matheny to be First Recipient of Kile Award

Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:17:10 -0800

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports St. Louis Cardinals C Mike Matheny will be the first recipient of the Darryl Kile Award. Sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers of America, voted upon by Matheny's teammates last year and named for the Cardinals right-hander Darryl Kile who died suddenly during the 2002 season, the award is given to a player who embodies the spirit, determination and professionalism offered by Kile before his abrupt death in June 2002. "I couldn't think of a more appropriate person than Mike to receive an award in Darryl's name. To me, that makes it perfect," Kile's widow, Flynn, said recently. "The qualities everyone noticed in Darryl… they're also so obvious in Mike. He and Darryl were alike in so many ways -- not just in the way they went about their profession, but also in how they treated and cared for their family."

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Marlins | Beckett Ties NLDS Record

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:07:11 -0700

ESPN's Chris Berman announced Florida Marlins SP Josh Beckett tied an NLDS record by striking out five straight batters Tuesday, Sept. 30. Late St. Louis Cardinals SP Darryl Kile was the last to do it in 2001.

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