The baseball world lost, not only a great player, but an all-around great man today. Around noontime, Roy Halladay’s single engine aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, he was just 40-years-old. “Doc” retired from baseball in 2013 after a 16-year career that saw him win two Cy Young awards, make eight All Star games, pitch a perfect game and a postseason no hitter.
The baseball community, including current and former Yankees, took to social media to offer condolences, share their memories and tell stories about the late great Doc.
RIP, Doc. The baseball world has lost a legend.
Our thoughts are with Roy's family, the @Phillies, & the @BlueJays. https://t.co/S6su304gM7
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) November 7, 2017
Shocked at the passing of Roy Halladay. One of the toughest competitors I ever faced. Don't think his greatness was truly appreciated. #MLB
— Bernie Williams (@bw51official) November 7, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Roy Halladay today. Tremendous competitor. Prayers go out to his family. pic.twitter.com/qhAZeWaVyG
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) November 8, 2017
I can remember the determination that doc brought everyday sayin 2 myself I got no shot 2day or ever. So sad 4 his family. #RipDocHalladay
— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) November 7, 2017
Truly saddened by the death of Roy Halladay, a great pitcher and better man, gone way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. #RipDocHalladay pic.twitter.com/QlEMjw7kRA
— Yogi Berra Museum (@Yogi_Museum) November 7, 2017
I’m saddened by the loss of a good man. Roy Halladay made a profound impact on so many people and he will be dearly missed. #RIP https://t.co/fD0iIdZLQl
— Al Leiter (@AlLeiter22) November 8, 2017
Such a sad sad day friend and teammate Roy Halladay passed away RIP my friend
— david wells (@BoomerWells33) November 8, 2017
One of the best to ever do it. I had a front row seat to watch his greatness. RIP Doc. 🙏🏾 to Brandy and the kids.
— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) November 7, 2017
Devastated by the tragic loss of Roy Halladay. Best, most consistent pitcher ever. Tremendous teammate. Loving father. Great person. Prayers
— Raúl Ibañez (@RaulIbanezMLB) November 7, 2017
This is heartbreaking 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LGiPIzULvr
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) November 7, 2017
So sad to hear the tragic news with one of Baseball's all time great Roy Halladay RIP 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Dellin Betances (@DBetances68) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was a true trailblazer. He created his own style that was stunning to watch. One of the best ever at his craft. #RoyHalladay
— David Cone (@dcone36) November 7, 2017
All of baseball suffers on a day like today. Our condolences go out to Roy Halladay's family and loved ones in this difficult time. #RIPDocHalladay
— SWB RailRiders (@swbrailriders) November 8, 2017
I am shocked and saddened by the news of Roy Halladay. My prayers go out to his family during this difficult time…
— Eduardo Nunez (@EduardoNunez) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was your favorite player's favorite player. A true ace and a wonderful person. Heartbroken for those who knew him best.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 7, 2017
Watching Roy Halladay was one of the reasons I️ fell in love with pitching. Absolutely heartbreaking news. Prayers for his family
— Ben Heller (@BenHeller21) November 7, 2017
I’m shocked to hear the news about Roy Halladay. Devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) November 7, 2017
Deeply saddened about the passing of Roy Halladay. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones #RIPDoc
— Garrett Cooper (@CoopaLoop1) November 8, 2017
The Thunder family would like to pass along our condolences to Roy Halladay’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. https://t.co/F1y1mvDfLu
— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) November 7, 2017