Roy Halladay dead after plane crash

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  1. tribeachpunk

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    Roy Halladay, the former MLB pitching star and two-time Cy Young winner, is reportedly dead after his plane crashed Tuesday afternoon into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.

    The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida confirmed Tuesday that Halladay died in the crash, which happened around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg. Initial reports said one person died in the crash but the victim wasn’t unidentified until the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday afternoon what many had feared — it was Halladay.

    After he retired from baseball in 2013, Halladay got his pilot’s license. His father was a corporate pilot, so Halladay had grown up around planes and had flying in his blood. Last month, he announced on Twitter that he’d bought the Icon A5 plane that was involved in the accident. Since buying the plane, he’d posted videos of himself in it.

    Halladay played 16 seasons in the big leagues, 12 with the Toronto Blue Jays and then his final four with the Philadelphia Phillies. He won 203 games with a 3.38 ERA and won the Cy Young in 2003 and 2010. He’ll be eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019 and stands a good chance at being elected.

    Halladay’s career was full of great moments, but there’s no doubt about the one for which he’ll be best remembered: Oct. 6, 2010, when he threw a no-hitter for the Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds. It’s one of only two no-hitters in MLB postseason history.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/roy-halladay-killed-plane-crash-age-40-211714002.html

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    Fuuuuck, way to Young to die
     
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    So sad, he was a great Blue Jay and a top notch pitcher. RIP :(
     
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    All around good guy. Someone everyone respected. sad
     
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