Wednesday night ahead of their game against the Minnesota Wild, the Toronto Maple Leafs played a heartfelt video tribute and held a powerful moment of silence for late Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay.
The 40-year-old two-time Cy Young-winner died Tuesday in a tragic plane accident along Florida’s gulf coast.
The Leafs with a great tribute to Roy Halladay. pic.twitter.com/eKY3ZSpzu1
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) November 9, 2017
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay,” Blue Jays PA announcer Paul Morris began. “Roy tragically passed away yesterday at the young age of 40. The eight-time All Star was known as one of baseball’s toughest competitors with one of the kindest hearts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his wife Brandy and his entire family during this time. Please join the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild in a moment of silence for Roy Halladay.”
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 9, 2017
Halladay’s ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, crashed around noon Tuesday. According to ESPN, Halladay said he had “been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball.” Halladay’s dad was a corporate pilot.
Can’t begin to explain all the breathtaking views I have seen thru the open windows of demo’s & now my very own Icon A5! Thx to all at Icon! pic.twitter.com/BZsXqcHFmt
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
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