Former Major Leaguer Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

Former Major League pitcher and two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay died in a single-engine plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. He was 40.

An eight-time All-Star, Halladay crashed his ICON A5 aircraft into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. Halladay had recently earned his pilot’s license.

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1995, Halladay pitched for Toronto from 1998-2009 before closing out his career with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2010-2013. Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history on May 29, 2010, and tossed the second no-hitter in postseason history on October 6, 2010.

He retired from baseball in 2013 with a career record of 203-105, a 3.38 earned run average and 2,117 career strikeouts.