The baseball world was reeling Tuesday afternoon as the news of the death Roy Halladay spread.
Halladay, 40, a two-time Cy Young winner, died in a single-engine plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico, the Miami Herald reported.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay’s small single-engine aircraft went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Fla.
“Devastating. One of my favorite teammates ever. The blueprint for what a competitor looks like,” Young wrote. “RIP Roy Halladay. Heartbroken for his family.”
The tributes and prayers came in from across the sports world on social media.