The Pasco County Sheriff yesterday confirmed that two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was the victim of a crash off Florida’s Gulf coast. The light sport aircraft Halladay was flying solo wound up in the Gulf about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg. The 40-year old Halladay spent 16 years in the majors, playing most of them with the Toronto Blue Jays.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A fierce competitor on the mound, Roy Halladay was generous and gentle away from the field.
The eight-time All-Star loved his family, baseball and flying.
Halladay’s passion for piloting cost him his life Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.