Roy Halladay, and today's crash site.
He wasn't a household name (unless you're really into baseball or you're a Phillies fan), but Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida on Tuesday, the Pasco County sheriff said. He was a two-time Cy Young Award winner, and in 2010, he threw a perfect game during the regular season plus a no-hitter in the playoffs. He had a 3.38 earned-run average in 16 seasons -- very respectable. People who know these sorts of things (my neighbor Oscar) says he was already in line to become a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
But the heartbreaker is news from TMZ. They report that Halladay's a new purchase -- only a month old. His wife even voiced concerns about his ICON A5 (a light-sport aircraft), but the airplane was his dream.
The Phillies issued a statement on Twitter: "We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy's untimely death. There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game."