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Roy Halladay, former Major League Baseball star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

08 November, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Roy Halladay when he retired from MLB in 2013 after careers with the Blue Jays and Phillies. More

A Pasco County Sheriff's Office news release says that the aircraft went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Florida.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call at 12:06 p.m. ET to report the plane had crashed. No survivors were found.

The company said they were notified of the crash and they are investigating the incident.

Halladay, who was nicknamed "Doc", played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies from 2008 to 2013. Halladay won the NL Cy Young in his first season with the Phillies, going 21-10 in 2010 with a 2.44 ERA and nine complete games.

According to ICON Aircraft, a consumer sport plane manufacturer, Halladay was passionate about flying his entire life but was contractually not allowed to get his pilot's license while he was an Major League Baseball player. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden".

Halladay has since posted several other tweets about his A5. He threw a ideal game during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason.




We were hit with devastating news on Tuesday, learning that Roy Halladay's plane crashed into the Gulf Of Mexico, taking his life at just 40 years old.

Icon aircraft had posted a video with Halladay trying out a new plane. He was the only victim in the crash.

Halladay leads all of the Major League Baseball in complete games since 2009.

He threw a flawless game on May 29, 2010 against the Marlins.

During an afternoon press conference, they confirmed it was the former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher.

"Many know Roy as a Cy Young victor, future Hall of Famer, one of the best pitchers to ever pitch in the game of baseball", Nocco said.

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