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Darryl Kile: 1968-2002

Darryl Kile St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile passed away on June 22, 2002, in his Chicago hotel room at the age of 33. Kile, known as a fierce competitor who never missed a start in the Major Leagues, left behind his wife, Flynn, and three children: twin son Kannon and daughter Sierra, and son Ryker.

Kile's cause of death was listed as "coronary atherosclerosis, narrowing of the arteries supplying the heart muscle." FULL STORY >

Kile: A quiet leader, a loyal friend
In his 10-plus years in the majors, Kile cut a considerable swath across baseball's landscape and was at the peak of his career until his tragic death at the age of 33.

Molony: Saying goodbye to DK
They walked silently into Busch Stadium, many with reddened eyes, to mourn Darryl Kile.

Memorial service held at Busch Stadium
A crowd of approximately 5,000 looked on as teammates and friends remembered Darryl Kile as a man, a father, a husband, a ballplayer, a golfer and a brother.

Cardinals pay tribute to Kile
In a short, simple and moving ceremony, the Cardinal organization paid tribute to Darryl Kile at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.

Molony: Veres' pain runs deep
The Cardinals clubhouse was practically empty late Tuesday night when Dave Veres was slowly getting dressed to go home. Not to sleep, Veres hasn't been getting much since his best friend Darryl Kile died.

Morris endures loss of mentor
The Cardinals lost a friend and teammate with Darryl Kile's untimely death on Saturday. Matt Morris also lost a mentor and his co-ace.

Father's Day story showed real Kile
On Monday, June 10, in celebration of Father's Day, Darryl Kile sat down with MLB.com to discuss the experience of fatherhood and how it relates to his career in baseball.

Bauman: Kile left mark on baseball
It was a pleasant Spring Training day in Jupiter, Fla., and the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Walt Jocketty, was taking advantage of the climate by having an impromptu interview session in the great outdoors.

Bagwell remembers his good friend
Jeff Bagwell decided to speak publicly about his tremendous sadness because he wants the world to know that he loved Darryl Kile.

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Kannon Kile, 5, son of Darryl Kile, prepares to throw the ceremonial first pitch on June 26. (AP)
Shock and sorrow in St. Louis
Condition not easily detected
Cards wrestle with rotation options
Cubs: Kile's death a wakeup call
Other players, coaches reflect
Mann: Baseball will feel void
Leach: Getting to know Kile
Kile autopsy centers on arteries
Cubs hit hard by Kile's death
Astros win, but there's no jubilation
Kile had many friends in Houston
Tearful Walker speaks about Kile
Tragic deaths of Major Leaguers
Not only weather can stop baseball
A Tribute to Jack Buck


Photo Galleries

Remembering Kile
Busch Stadium Memorial:
Listen to the entire service
Catcher Mike Matheny begins the service with prayer
Pitcher Woody Williams offers a prayer
Pitcher Dave Veres' tribute
Rockies pitcher Pete Harnisch honors Kile
Former teammate Doug Drabek remembers Kile

More Audio:
Ovations and silence at Busch Stadium
Introduction for moment of silence prior to Sunday's game
Tony La Russa on Kile
Walt Jocketty, Cards GM and Jim Loomis, team doctor
Andy MacPhail, Cubs president and Don Baylor, Cubs manager
Mike Cubbage, Kile's former coach with Astros
Jesse Orosco, former teammate and golf partner
Brian Jordan talks about the impact Kile's death has on St. Louis
Willie Banks, played against Kile in minors and Majors

Video:
Watch the Condensed Game of Kile's no-hitter against the Mets on Sept. 8, 1993.
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Kile fans five, beats Mets for first win of 2002.
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The pre-game ceremony for the Cardinal's first game back at Busch Stadium.
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Chicago's Joe Girardi addresses the crowd at Wrigley Field. Shortly after, Cards manager Tony La Russa talks to Joe Buck.
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