If baseball was Roy Halladay’s first love, flying was second.

Just a month or so ago, Halladay purchased the plane that would crash, causing his life to end. He was ecstatic on Twitter about his purchase…

 

The former Blue Jays and Phillies All-Star pitcher, who died Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, left behind a trail of just how important piloting was to him.

Halladay’s father, Harry, was a corporate pilot, and Roy grew up in Colorado in the shadow of aircrafts. He retired from baseball in 2013, finishing a 16-year career that contained more than 200 wins and more than 2,000 strikeouts, and he was free to fly.

“I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball,” Halladay recently told Seaplane Magazine.

First in his post-baseball life, he got his pilot license. Then, last month, his other dream was fulfilled, when the 40-year-old became the proud owner of an ICON A5 plane.

The aircraft company created a video, uploaded to YouTube, of the probable Hall of Famer’s love of life 35,000 feet in the sky.

In heartbreaking footage, Roy Halladay’s wife expressed her early trepidation of her husband’s passion.

“She’s fought me the whole way,” Roy Halladay said.

“Hard. I fought hard. I was very against it,” Brandy Halladay responded.

This is heartbreaking news not only to the Halladay family, but to all of the baseball fans who got to witness greatness on the mound. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Halladay family.

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