Former and current Red Sox mourn the death of Roy Halladay

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a game against the New York Mets. –AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File

The death of retired pitcher Roy Halladay understandably shook the sports world Tuesday.

The widely liked and admired former Blue Jay and Phillie — the author of a perfect game and the second postseason no-hitter in history, a two-time Cy Young winner, and an eight-time All-Star — died when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.

Several former and current Red Sox players mourned Halladay’s death on social media, including fellow Cy Young winner Pedro Martinez.

Halladay started 39 games against the Red Sox and appeared in 42 games against them, compiling a 14-15 record with a 4.39 ERA.


Get the latest sports alerts sent directly to your phone. Download our free app.