Ex-Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

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File photo: Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Roy Halladay announces his retirement the MLB Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

November 7, 2017

(Reuters) – Former Major League Baseball star Roy Halladay, who won two Cy Young Awards for best pitcher, died on Tuesday in a crash of his small plane in the Gulf of Mexico, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told a news conference in Florida.

Halladay, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, was 40.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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