JUST IN: Retired MLB pitcher Roy Halladay killed in plane crash off Florida coast, law enforcement says. pic.twitter.com/FDsm31RuBh
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2017
It was confirmed this afternoon by the Pasco County’s Sheriff Department that former All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed when his small single-engine plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner had recently received his pilot’s license, per ESPN. He had recently tweeted and posted photos of a ICON A5 plane, which was the aircraft that was recovered from the water.
Halladay made the All-Star team eight times in his career and posted a career record of 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.
Halladay was 40 years old.
Major League Baseball tweeted about the tragic news after it was confirmed:
We are saddened by the tragic news that Roy Halladay, 2-time Cy Young Award winner & 8-time All-Star, has died in a plane crash. He was 40. pic.twitter.com/SOFv3bOLyt
— MLB (@MLB) November 7, 2017
Watch the clip above, via ABC News.
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