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Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy and Justin Turner Among MLB Players To Mourn Tragic Death Of Roy Halladay

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday afternoon the entire Major League Baseball family mourned the loss of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico at the age of 40.

Halladay retired after the 2013 season with the Phillies, completing a Hall-of-Fame career that spanned 16 seasons. During his career, Halladay won two Cy Young Awards, one each in the American League and National League, and was named to eight All-Star teams.

Halladay went 203-105 in 416 career games (390 starts) to go along with a 3.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while striking out 2,117 batters. In his first career postseason start for the Phillies in 2010, Halladay dazzled and tossed the second postseason no-hitter in MLB history, blanking the Cincinnati Reds.

The Colorado native had four seasons with at least 200 strikeouts and 35 or fewer walks. No other pitcher in baseball history has more than two.

After retiring, Halladay found a new passion in flying planes as he got his pilot license in 2014. It was but one month ago he took to Twitter to express his joy over purchasing the A5 aircraft that sadly brought about tragedy.

Halladay had two children with his wife, Brandy. During the offseason, Halladay lived with his family in Tarpon Springs, Fla. He was very involved in philanthropies both in Toronto and Philadelphia throughout his career, and while with the Blue Jays he donated $100,000 each year to the Jays Care Foundation.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner, and Chase Utley, a former teammate of Halladay’s were among those in the MLB community to offer their condolences.