MLB community reacts to death of Roy Halladay

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has died.
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has died.

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash Tuesday off the Gulf coast of Florida. He was 40.

A two-time Cy Young award winner, Halladay spent 16 years in the majors. He starred for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009 and for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2010 to 2013.

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The MLB community reacted to the news on social media.

My heart hurts writing this. I can still remember the first day we met. It was 5:45am on the first day of spring training when I arrived. He was finishing his breakfast but his clothes were soaking wet. I asked if it was raining when he got in. He laughed and said “No I just finished my workout” I knew right then- he was the real deal. Thank you Roy for allowing us to witness what it takes to be the best. We will all miss you.

A post shared by @therealchaseutley on Nov 7, 2017 at 2:32pm PST

Doc, I’ll never forget popping our first bottles together in the Nationals clubhouse. You were a great friend, teammate, competitor, and Dad. RIP buddy. You will be missed by all more then you know. It was an honor to know you and be your teammate!! #34

A post shared by Brian schneider (@bschneids23) on Nov 7, 2017 at 1:36pm PST

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