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Former MLB pitcher killed in plane crash

Posted: Updated: -- (11/7/17)  Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his personal aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Florida. He was 40 years old.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Halladay’s plane crashed into shallow water at around noon near Holiday, Fla.

Footage from news helicopters showed the plane upside down in the water. Authorities said the first boat to respond to the scene could not get to the wreckage.
Halladay pitched for 16 years in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring following the 2013 season. He won the Cy Young Award twice, once in 2003 with the Blue Jays and again in 2010 with the Phillies. Only five other pitchers have won the award in both the American and National Leagues, and three of those – Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Gaylord Perry – are in the Baseball Hall of Fame

In an era where starting pitchers who went deep into games became less and less frequent, Halladay threw 67 career complete games and was the active leader in that category when he retired. 

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