Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Roy Halladay Dies In Gulf Of Mexico Plane Crash By Associated Press • Nov 7, 2017 Chris O'Meara / AP 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. R.A. Dickey Pitches Memoirs and the Knuckleball By Katherine Blackley • Jul 8, 2013 Keith Allison / Wikipedia Commons Listen Listening... / 7:58 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher,R.A. Dickey is a religious man, a family man and the only pitcher in the major leagues that still throws a unique pitch known as the knuckleball. He addresses all of this in his book, Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball . Last year, after pitching for the New York Mets, Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the prestigious National League Cy Young Award.