Former Phillies and Blue Jays' pitcher Roy Halladay passed away earlier today in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was the only person in the small jet and no mayday called made. There is no explanation at the moment for why the plane crashed. The jet was found in six-feet deep water and was flipped upside down.
The 40-year-old pitched in the big leagues for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. During his 16 year career, Halladay won two CY Young awards and finished in the top-5 for Cy Young SEVEN times! Also, Halladay earned the honor of playing in eight all-star games. Halladay threw a perfect game and a no-hitter during his career.
Before Halladay retired in 2013, he had fantastic career numbers, including a 203-105 win-loss record and a 3.38 ERA. Halladay has a chance to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.
Halladay had been residing in Florida and served as a coach for the Calvary Christian of Clearwater baseball team. Halladay leaves behind a wife and kids. I send my condolences to his family and friends.