Roy Halladay will be remembered as one of the best baseball players in the world. He was a very decent individual and led a very fun lifestyle. He was a family man and baseball was his only true passion, playing in the MLB one of the best players in the league. During his memorable carrier, he played for the Bluejays and the Phillies. He played for the Bluejays as number 32 and for the Phillies as number 34. He had a wife, Brandy, and two kids, Brady and Ryan. He held a special place in the hearts of fans because of his talent. During the span of his career he earned several awards for his incredible achievements. He earned the National League CY Young Award twice, once in 2003 and the second time in 2010. He had also rightfully earned the Best Moment ESPY Award and the Best Player ESPY Award both of which he received in 2011.

On November 7, 2017, the United States lost yet another great baseball player: Roy “The Doc” Halladay, who died at forty years of age. He died in the crashing of his plane of which, to the surprise of many, he was piloting. He was spotted by a group of men who were seemingly on vacation. Some witnesses said he endangered many lives that day. Halladay could not control the plane as he was flying over the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in its crash. His erratic maneuvering is currently the official cause of death. Some individuals of his fan crowd argue that it was not Halladay’s fault, but the plane’s. The plane Halladay was piloting is called the Icon A5, and this was not the first time someone has crashed in it. Before it was released for the public to buy, a tester by the name of Jon Krakow died during the one of the tests that he was performing in California. He was the man responsible for the plane’s design. Another man, a new employee, in fact, is said to have been sitting next to him, joining him in perishment.

In memory of Halladay’s death, fans started placing objects of condolence near the 3rd base entrance of Citizen’s Bank Parkway. Things like bouquets, jerseys, Phillies hats, and photos of the potential hall-of-famer, even some other pieces of signed merchandise. There have been a lot of posts on social media from fans and MLB personnel. Some of Halladay’s closest friends and teammates told the Business Insider their response to Halladay’s death. Ryan Oswald, a teammate of Halladay, said, “Heart is broken to hear about Roy Halladay: Great friend, teammate, father and husband. One of the best teammates ever! You will be missed!” Ryan Howard, a friend of Halladay said, “Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. We will miss you Ray.” Shane Victorino told The New York Times, “Gone too soon, my friend!!! Blessed to have shared the field with you as a teammate, competitor, friend and more importantly a brother.” It is indeed extremely sad to see a great baseball player die this young. He will forever be remembered as one of the best players in the MLB to all of his fans.


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