Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash Tuesday off the Gulf coast of Florida. He was 40.
The MLB community reacted to the news on social media.
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
My heart hurts writing this. I can still remember the first day we met. It was 5:45am on the first day of spring training when I arrived. He was finishing his breakfast but his clothes were soaking wet. I asked if it was raining when he got in. He laughed and said “No I just finished my workout” I knew right then- he was the real deal. Thank you Roy for allowing us to witness what it takes to be the best. We will all miss you.
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I’m stunned to silence over the news of Roy Halladay. My thoughts and heart are with Brandy and the boys. Rest In Peace my friend.
— Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) November 7, 2017
The first cutter I ever saw was out of the hands of Roy Halladay. One of the best to do it. My condolences to his family.Lord be with them
RIP Doc Halladay. It was an honor & a pleasure to share a baseball field with you. Fierce competitor, a true ace on the mound. #heavyheart
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) November 7, 2017
We were together in this journey as Canadian Baseball Hall of Famers, now you are gone. RIP Roy Halladay pic.twitter.com/x5Vv0r8djx
— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) November 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Doc Halladay. One of the best to ever do it. You will be missed.
Honored to have had the opportunity to step in the box against the Hall of Famer Roy Halladay. Sick to my stomach to hear the news #RIP34
One of the best of my era, on and off the field. My prayers to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/HPSjK4ySUE
— David Ross (@D_Ross3) November 7, 2017
RIP. Thoughts and prayers with his family. https://t.co/gcHrmWgiN9
Doc, I’ll never forget popping our first bottles together in the Nationals clubhouse. You were a great friend, teammate, competitor, and Dad. RIP buddy. You will be missed by all more then you know. It was an honor to know you and be your teammate!! #34
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Terrible news, stopped me in my tracks today. Sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. https://t.co/P6fv1VOZTk
In shock over the terrible news about Roy Halladay… a pitcher I grew up admiring & rooting for. Praying for his family & friends. #RIPDoc
It was our honor to share a field with the incredible Roy Halladay. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/rwtSYsgpgm
Roy Halladay was an amazing baseball player, a second-to-none worker and, best of all, a genuine, good person in an industry without enough.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 7, 2017
Rip to the doc.. one of the best to ever do it. May you Rest In Peace
— jp crawford (@jp_crawford) November 7, 2017
“RIP Doc, but knowing you, rest is not in your vocabulary.” pic.twitter.com/rkT6l7fULa
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) November 7, 2017
RIP, Doc. The baseball world has lost a legend.
Heartbreaking. Halladay was everything you would want a player to be. https://t.co/VNWTyyvuJk
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was one of the special people in this world. A beautiful man, driven by the pursuit of excellence. A HOF player & human being
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 7, 2017
One of the best to ever do it. I’ve always idolized his passion and love for everything he did. Thinking of his family.. RIP https://t.co/YurPNrER7k
— Marco Gonzales (@MarcoGonzales_) November 7, 2017
I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I’m heartbroken, rest easy Doc.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017
Heartbroken over Roy H. He was the not only the standard of excellence in the game of baseball but in life! Will miss u my friend..
— Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_22) November 7, 2017
Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. Many prayers to Brandy, Ryan, & Brayden. We will miss you Roy.
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) November 7, 2017
Doc is the definition of hard work. NO ONE out worked him. No one prepared more. As a young player you just watched him and wanted to strive to be him but you couldn’t. Watching him pitch was like watching an artist paint. Greatest competitor, he was his own closer. #RIPDoc
— Jake Diekman (@JakeDiekman) November 7, 2017
I only own like 5 signed jerseys, and I was so scared to ask him. He wrote that he liked watching ME pitch. What an honor pic.twitter.com/ufj4G8u5DD
— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017
Baseball is in mourning today. Roy Halladay, who was killed in a plane crash, was a great pitcher and person. Amazing in dedication to craft
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 7, 2017
Oh my god man. Day ruined. Wow. Prayers with the entire Halladay family. This is awful! https://t.co/nrS2INJ231
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) November 7, 2017
RIP…Roy Halladay one of the greatest teammates I have had the privilege the play with. Our prayers are with his wife and 2 boys!
— Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) November 7, 2017
At a loss for words. All I can think about right now is Roy Halladay's family. He was a joy to cover. Leader on field. Charitable off it.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) November 7, 2017
Gone too soon my friend!!! Blessed to have shared the field with you as a teammate, competitor, friend and more importantly a brother. Praying for Brandy, Ryan and Brayden
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 7, 2017
i've really got nothing on Halladay, just gutted to hear this, he was so devoted to his family
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) November 7, 2017
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