Life is really, really (redacted) unfair sometimes.
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the baseball community lost a fine talent. The world lost an even better person, of course. But most of all, his wife and children lost her husband, their father.
— NBCSN (@NBCSN) November 7, 2017
Tuesday afternoon, it was reported that Roy Halladay, a pitcher who spent 16 years in the majors, passed away in a fatal plane crash. Moreover, it was his own plane crash.
After retiring in 2013, Halladay would get his pilot license. His excitement could not be contained.
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
Over parts of 16 seasons, Halladay would claim the Cy Young award twice. Once with the Toronto Blue Jays, once with the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent 12 years with Toronto, and his final four with the Phillies.
He was an eight-time All-Star as well. Some memorable moments include leading the league in strikeouts twice and tossing a no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS back in 2010.
He leaves behind his wife Brandy, and their two children—Ryan and Braden.
Rest easy, Doc. You were and still are a gem of a human being. However, you will never be forgotten.