Roy Halladay, one of the best pitchers to wear a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, has been killed in a small plane crash in Florida.
Former Major League star pitcher Roy Halladay, who played 12 stellar seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, has died after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pasco, Florida on Tuesday (Nov. 7). He was 40 years old. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay's ICON A5 went down around noon off the coast of Florida. The sheriff's office marine unit responded to the downed plane and found Halladay's body. No survivors were found. Police said they couldn't confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed. Halladay was an amateur pilot who often posted on social media about small planes. ICON aircraft had posted a video with Halladay trying out a new plane. Nicknamed “Doc”, Halladay played 16 seasons in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He began his career with the Jays after Toronto selected him with the 17th pick of the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft. After a breakout season in 2002 where he finished with a 19-7 record, Halladay made his mark in 2003 when he led the American League with 22 wins and a 3.25 ERA on his way to capturing the Cy Young Award. Halladay leaves behind his wife and two kids. - Story credit to TSN