What's Lincoln Thinkin': Doc's death shocks baseball world

Courtesy: Roy Halladay on Twitter

One of the greatest pitchers of his generation, died in a tragic plane crash Tuesday.

Roy Halladay crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico.

And while the baseball world remembers one of the best to toe the rubber, it also mourns one of the best men in the clubhouse.

Roy Halladay has Hall of Fame numbers, and he'll likely get into Cooperstown after he becomes eligible in 2019.

But as the baseball world says goodbye to the pitcher, they also talked about how much they'll miss the man.

On twitter, former Philly Shane Victorino said: "Gone too soon my friend!!! Blessed to have shared the field with you as a teammate, competitor, friend and more importantly a brother. Praying for brandy, ryan and brayden.. that's halladay's wife and two sons."

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez wrote: "I can't believe it. So many times we competed against each other and even while competing, i wanted to see you! My condolences to his family."

Halladay's catcher, Carlos Ruiz released a heartfelt statement that read in part: "Roy was one of the greatest pitchers i ever caught for, and a better person and friend. I wanted to win more for him than myself. I will miss him very much."

Roy Halladay got to do what he loved, and was also great at it.

But he left a legacy that we would all want to, no matter how early we leave this world - As a great person, father and friend.

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