Roy Halladay, legendary Blue Jays pitcher, killed in small plane crash

Roy Halladay, legendary Blue Jays pitcher, killed in small plane crash

Multiple news outlets in the Tampa area reported the tail number of the plane was registered to Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who played 15 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013. Halladay, 40, was the only person onboard the plane at the time of the crash, according to officials. The news fell like the cold rain: a plane down in the Gulf of Mexico, the numbers on its tail matching those on his social-media feed.

Deputies from the Marine Unit and the Swiftwater Response Team are in the process of recovering the aircraft.

There are countless Halladay tales that could be told, and it's unfortunate that today is the day to tell them.

In the minors, Halladay worked with Jays pitching coach Mel Queen to create a new approach to his delivery.

Statistics aren't the only things that matter about Halladay's career, far from it. He meant a lot to two cities, an entire sport, and countless fans around the country, and he will be dearly missed. He and the Phillies lost 1-0 to St. Louis in the deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons. Forbes reported that the games giant was offering the prize to anyone who could pitch a perfect game on Major League Baseball 2k10. "You saw the mental side of what he wanted to do on the field, the physical side of what he prepared to do on the field and how that came together in a mindset of just wanting to win". "I've known him for more than 20 years, and all I keep thinking about now were his high school days".

From former major league outfielder Vernon Wells: "One of the best to ever do it. I had a front row seat to watch his greatness. "(Halladay) wrote that he liked watching ME pitch. But by the 2013 season, Halladay was struggling with a back injury.

Mr. Halladay won the Cy Young Award as the American League's outstanding pitcher in 2003 after going 22-7, with nine complete games.

What makes Roy Halladay's death even harder to take is knowing that his wife fought him over his flying.

Halladay had a head start in the game. I suppose that when you pour all of yourself into an endeavor, it is easy to recognize when you have nothing left to give. ICON released a statement Tuesday night saying, "We have gotten to know Roy and his family in recent months".

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 5, 2012 in Pittsburgh. Even quarterback Donovan McNabb, who led the Eagles into the playoffs in seven of his 11 seasons, received mixed reactions from fans at best. He didn't have to move his family. Jimmy Rollins, the greatest shortstop in the 127-year history of the Phillies, was a constant lightning rod for criticism. But the four years I spent watching Halladay go about his business leaves me with no hesitation.

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