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Today the MLB remebers the historic Career of Roy Halladay

Published May 14, 2024 at 3:58 PM
BY MAVERICK MITCHELL
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Today we look back on Toronto Blue Jays and Phillies Legend https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hallaro01.shtmls career as on this day in 1977 he was born. He was a special player and even better person. He tragically died in a plane crash in 2017. He will never be forgotten, especially in Toronto.

Roy Halladay was born on this date in 1977 in Denver, Colorado. He signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995 and made his debut in 1998.

Halladay was one of the best pitchers of his era. He was an eight-time All-Star, won two Cy Young Awards and was one of only five pitchers in history to throw a no-hitter in a postseason game.

After retiring, Halladay began coaching baseball as a guest instructor for both the Phillies and Blue Jays and coached his son at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida.


Tragically, his life was cut short by a plane crash in 2017. In 2019, he was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Halladay's ex teammate and friend from the Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels, talked about how important it is to remember him as a all time best pitcher and great person he was. He mentioned how lucky he was to have knwn him and the privilege it was to be able to play along side him.

That's how we labeled him: This guy is the Immortal, we're all just humans, and we are lucky enough to play baseball with him." - Hamels

Halladay was taken for too soon, Blue Jays fans will never forget his legacy.
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