Summer 2024

Former Cy Young pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

According to local authorities, Former MLB All-Star pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida confirmed Halladay died around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg.

“We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the Philadelphia Phillies said in a statement. “There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game.”

The baseball world took to Twitter to offer prayers and thoughts as the news of Halladay’s death broke.

Halladay, 40, a Denver-native, played 16 years in Majors, winning 203 games and posting a career 3.38 ERA. One of the best moments of his career was throwing a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 NLDS.