Two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay died Tuesday after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.
Halladay, an avid pilot, was the only person aboard his private plane, which crashed about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Fla., according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The office said Halladay had provided the funds for the agency to purchase a crime-fighting dog, known as “K9 Doc,” after Halladay’s nickname.
Halladay, an eight-time All-Star, pitched a no-hitter in his postseason debut. He won 203 games in his 16-year career — the first 12 with the Toronto Blue Jays, the final four with the Philadelphia Phillies — and specialized in the lost...