Halladay had a storied career as a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, appearing in eight All Star games and winning two Cy Young Awards. One of his many career highlights includes pitching the 20th flawless game in Major League Baseball history in 2010 during the regular season, and then in a division round matchup with Cincinnati, he threw the second no-hitter in postseason history.
It was then confirmed what most feared - that Halladay was, in fact, the fatality at the scene - in a second press conference held at 4:15 p.m. Investigators could not immediately confirm how many people were in the plane at the time of the crash.
- Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017Can't begin to explain all the breathtaking views I have seen thru the open windows of demo's & now my very own Icon A5!
Since retiring to Florida with his wife and two children, Halladay had picked up flying as a hobby, posting just last month about his joy of buying an ICON A5 aircraft.
"She's fought me the whole way", Roy Halladay said. The two teams he played for, the Blue Jays and Phillies, train in Dunedin and Clearwater each spring.
On Oct. 6, 2010, Halladay hurled a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Halladay was well respected throughout the game.
The Philadelphia Phillies sent out a statement on Halladay's passing Tuesday.
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