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Heartbreak in Baseball: RIP Roy Halladay

The 2019 Hall of Fame class now has some sadness involved with it. Roy Halladay passed away today at the age of 40 in a plane crash in Gulf of Mexico.

Halladay pitched in the majors from 1998 to 2013 for the Blue Jays and Phillies. He was a 17th overall pick in the 1995 draft for the Blue Jays.

During the 2012 season, he became the 67th pitcher to record 2,000 strikeouts. Halladay was also one of six pitchers in MLB history to win the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues.  He was also an 8 time all star. During his career he threw 67 complete games and 20 shutouts, but most Phillies fans and baseball fans remember 2 of these for sure. On December 15th, 2009 he was traded to the Phillies. During the 2010 season he already had two shutouts by May 1st.

On May 29, 2010 Roy Halladay took the mound in Miami Florida vs the then Florida Marlins. This night became a Historic Night. Halladay threw an 11 strikeout Perfect Game, the 20th Perfect Game in MLB History;

his perfect game would have accounted for 70 Fanduel Points.

On October 6, 2010 he threw a 104 pitch No-Hitter vs the Reds in the NLDS.

The baseball world lost an icon and future Hall Of Famer today. R.I.P Roy Halladay, I will be praying for you and your family. I remember growing up watching you pitch for the Phillies and I will never forget your Perfect Game or your No-Hitter.

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