Roy Halladay Killed in Plane Crash

The truth is, that stats don’t really matter at a time like this. The bottom line – the one more important than the stats – is that a great guy was killed tragically in a plane crash Tuesday. Roy Halladay, who Phillies fans all felt that they knew because of what he brought to their team, was killed when he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was the only one on board the plane.

Halladay recently received his pilot’s license and Tweeted recently about his purchase of the ICON A5, which he said he had dreamed of owning.

The 40-year old leaves behind a wife and two children.

Social media has been filled with remembrances of Halladay both as a person and as a pitcher.


Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence.

Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League.

From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003.

Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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