Roy Halladay, affectionately known as “Doc” to baseball fans, was one of the greatest pitchers Major League Baseball has ever seen. Pitching for the Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009, Halladay made six all-star teams and, in 2003, won his first Cy Young Award. In 2010, Halladay moved to the Phillies and had his most memorable season. On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history only to follow it up with the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history on October 6 of the very same year. With his 2010 Cy Young Award, Halladay became one of only six pitchers in MLB history to win in both the American and National Leagues.
The son of a pilot, Halladay always dreamed of flying and after retiring from baseball, purchased his very own ICON A5 amphibious plane. Tragically, on Tuesday afternoon, Halladay was killed when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
Since then, tributes to the beloved pitcher have been pouring in, including this touching video from MLB.