Ex-Phillies, Blue Jays Pitcher Roy Halladay Dies In Plane Crash At 40: Tributes Pour In
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday after a plane he was in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida. He was 40.
MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Death News
No other details were immediately available, including the total number of victims, injuries or cause of the crash.
Halladay was an avid fan of flying:
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
He was one of only six pitchers to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. On May 29, 2010, Halladay threw a perfect game to lead his team to a 1-0 victory against the Florida Marlins. In his first-ever playoff start later that season, Halladay tossed the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinatti Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS. In the latter game, Halladay struck out eight batters and walked one.
The right-handed ace — nicknamed “Doc” — also played for the Toronto Blue Jays for 12 seasons during his 16-year career. He made eight All-Star games.
Halladay retired with the Phillies in 2013 and finished his career with 203 wins, 2,117 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.38. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
People from all across the baseball world expressed their condolences for Halladay on social media after his passing:
Statement from the Blue Jays organization on the tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/Ih8D0RQE9p
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 7, 2017
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
Heart is broken to hear about Roy Halladay .great friend, teammate, father and husband. One of the best teammates ever! You will be missed !
— Roy Oswalt (@royoswalt44net) November 7, 2017
Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. Many prayers to Brandy, Ryan, & Brayden. We will miss you Roy.
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) November 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Doc Halladay. One of the best to ever do it. You will be missed.
— Dallas Keuchel (@kidkeuchy) November 7, 2017
We lost another member of the Phillies family way to soon! My prayers go out to Doc’s wife and kids and his entire family! RIP Doc!
— John Kruk (@JohnKruk) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay one of the greatest to put on a baseball uniform! My prayers are with his family so sad to see him go! You’re the man Doc
— Cameron Rupp (@CameronRupp) November 7, 2017
Devastating news about Roy Halladay…an unparalleled artist on the mound. I dropped everything to watch him work…Baseball’s heart hurts…😔 My deepest condolences to the Halladay family. #RIPDoc
— Jason Hammel (@HammelTime39) November 7, 2017
Halladay is survived by his wife Brandy and his two children, Ryan and Braden.
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 3: Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the second inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on April 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)