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By Franco Araujo O’Neil 11/10/17

The world of baseball is mourning one of the best to ever play the game. Former Blue Jays and Phillies ace Roy Halladay died tragically on Tuesday when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.

Halladay was a dominating pitcher over his 16 year career.  He was known to be a workhorse who had 67 complete games, winning two Cy Young Awards and was and eight-time all-star.  Halliday was also one of the few pitchers who authored a perfect game.  He also threw a no-hitter in the playoffs for the Phillies in 2010.
Well respected by teammates and opponents alike as a tremendous competitor, they say he was an even better human being. The 40-year-old leaves behind a wife and two children. He will be eligible for induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2019.
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