Sports World Mourns the Sudden Death of Baseball Great Roy Halladay (TWEETS)

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The baseball world lost a legend on Tuesday. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay died in a plane crash at the age of 40.

Halladay spent 12 years in Toronto, cutting through the stacked lineups of the American League East like a hot knife through butter. Following the 2009 season, the Blue Jays traded Halladay to the arch rival Philadelphia Phillies. Blue Jays fans were sad, but not that sad, because they knew the trade gave “Doc” a chance to win a World Series.

Naturally, when Halladay finally made his first postseason start, he threw only the second postseason no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball.

Halladay wasn’t just a good pitcher, though. He was also a delightful human being beloved by everybody who ever met him. And that is why his untimely death feels like a punch to the gut.

The outpouring of love and heartbreak on Twitter has been absolutely incredible. Needless to say, the Blue Jays and Phillies both issued official statements:


The Blue Jays and Phillies were not alone, though. Pretty much every team in baseball issued a statement:



Players around MLB expressed their sadness:








Even the sportswriters who covered Halladay were devastated:



Other sports franchises in Toronto and Philadelphia chimed in as well:




Few people in sports were as beloved as Roy Halladay. His loss will be felt for a long time.

Hat Tip – [SB Nation]

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