“I thank you for your patience,” Girardi said to the crowd, waiting for the game to start. The Rockies have a round “DK 57” memorial near their bullpens. NIce catch, Steve! In the All-Star Game, Cardinals pitcher Matt Morris wrote DK 57 on his hands and held them up when they announced his name in honor of his fallen teammate and close friend. In 2003, the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award was established and is presented annually to the Astros player and Cardinals player who best exemplify Kile’s traits of “a good teammate, a great friend, a fine father, and a humble man.”. He spent the offseason rehabilitating and was ready for the start of the 2002 season. Another strong season was 1997, when he went 19–7, compiled a 2.57 ERA, made the All-Star team again, threw a career-high ​255 2⁄3 innings, and pitched four shutouts. Your Getty Images representative will discuss a renewal with you. Darryl Kile was born in the shadow of Disneyland, in Garden Grove, California, December 2, 1968. The team put chalk and markers in the Busch Stadium concourses so fans could write similar messages on their caps. While his two siblings play sports with a larger white, round ball, Ryker is the one who favors baseball. Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries July 16, 2002 CHICAGO (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died from a blockage of the arteries supplying the heart and there was no evidence that drug use contributed to his death, Cook County's coroner said Tuesday. Kile's widow, Flynn, has remarried. Three years after Darryl’s death, his wife Flynn met Dave Jensen, and they married. The St. Louis Cardinals pay tribute to teammate Darryl Kile #57 who past away early in the year, as they celebrate the victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game three of the MLB National League Division Series during the 2002 World Series Playoffs at the Busch Stadium on October 5, 2002 in St. Louis, Missouri. Five days before he died, Kile went 7 2/3 innings on the night long-time Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck passed away at 77 after a long illness. Ryker Kile was a 10-month-old on that tragic day, and twins Sierra and Kannon, just 5. Mourners watch the video board during the memorial service for Darryl Kile, the St. Louis Cardinal pitcher who died of heart failure at age 33, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on June 26, 2002. He made his third All-Star team and again finished fifth in NL Cy Young Award voting. He joined the team in 2000, winning 20 games that year for the squad, but he spent the majority of his career in Houston. The couple's twins now are in high school. Tracking Houston Astros Players As MLB Postpones Opening Day, Christian Yelich Extension Gives Houston Astros A George Springer Blueprint. The St. Louis Cardinals held a fifteen minute presentation in honor of #57 before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. On the field, the Cardinals struggled after the loss, but they soon righted the ship and clinched the National League Central title, beating the Diamondbacks in the Division Series. An autopsy would later reveal that a hidden heart issue was the cause of death. He represented the Astros twice at the All-Star Game in 1993 and 1997 and was known as a dominating presence on the mound. "Kannon tried baseball, but didn't really like it," said Flynn Jensen, Darryl's widow, who is now remarried. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile's name and No. Since Kile’s death, the Astros, Rockies, and Cardinals have not assigned his number 57 to another player, although none of those teams has formally retired the number. *, {{ t('save_amount', { amount_saved: formatPrice(pack.amountYouSave) }) }}, {{ t('pack_count_lowercase', { total: pack.packCount }) }}, {{t('compared_with_single_price', {price: formatPrice(selectedSize.price) }) }}, *Packs never expire as long as you sign in at least once a year. “I’d like to play college volleyball and get … Friends and former teammates file out after a memorial service for Darryl Kile, the St. Louis Cardinal pitcher who died of heart failure at age 33, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on June 26, 2002. Kile was one of the hardest-working and most astute veterans on the team. His former teammates remember a fun-loving, caring family man who was stunningly taken far before his time, at the age of 33. Kile was survived by his wife, Flynn, his twins, daughter Sierra and son Kannon, and son Ryker.[5].