R.I.P. “Doc”

BY JACK STANARD

On Tuesday, November 7th, the sport of baseball received heartbreaking news. Future Hall of Fame Pitcher Roy “Doc” Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was the pilot of the plane. He was the only passenger on board of his personal ICON A5, which is a small single engine plane.

During his 16 year baseball career, Roy Halladay was dominant. Halladay won the 2003 American League Cy Young Award and went 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA in 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2009 season. He won another Cy Young Award in 2010 as a member of the Phillies. Halladay is one of six pitchers in MLB history to have won a Cy Young in the American League and the National League. During his 2010 campaign, Halladay was dominant. He accumulated 20 wins, highlighted by a perfect game against the Miami Marlins. On top of the perfect game, Halladay also threw the second no hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds. He will be a sure fire Hall of Famer once his eligibility starts in 2019. “Doc” Halladay was also a world class teammate and competitor. This was shown as many former teammates and players sent out their condolences to Halladay’s family and friends after the news broke. Roy Halladay is survived by his wife, Brandy, and their two sons.