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Harry Leroy “The Doc” Halladay III

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Harry Leroy “The Doc” Halladay III

Place of birth: Denver Colorado

Harry Leroy Halladay III, or as a lot of people know him as, Roy “The Doc” Halladay. Roy was born May 14th 1977 in Denver Colorado. On November 7th, 2017, he tragically passed away. 

Roy was proud father of sons Braden and Ryan, and loving Husband to wife Brandy.

Most people know him as “The Doc”. Being drafted by the Blue Jays in 1995, Roy made his major league debut against The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, pitching 5 innings. Only 7 days later, he would take the mound in his second every MLB start against the Detroit Tigers, and pitch a complete game 1 hitter after Bobby Higginson would hit a home-run to break up the perfect game on the last day of the regular season. The Blue Jays went on to win 2-1.

September 6th, 2003, Halladay would end up pitching 10 full innings in a shutout win against the Detroit Tigers. At the end of the 2003 season, he would end up winning the AL Cy Young, The Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year, and the Players Choice Awards for the AL Most Outstanding Pitcher.

After putting together a remarkable 148-76 record with the Toronto Blue Jays, Halladay was traded on December 15th, 2009 to the Philadelphia Phillies for 3 minor league prospects.

May 29th, 2010 Roy would throw a perfect game against the Miami Marlins. Later that season, he would end up becoming the first pitcher since Steve Carlton to win 20 games in a season.

By the time the 2010 post-season comes around, on October 6th, in a start against the Cincinnati Reds, would become one for the record books as he would throw a no-hitter in his first ever post season game for a 4-0 win.

After his announcement of a surgery to have a bone spur removed, Roy would end up signing a 1 day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, to announce his retirement.

June 24th, 2017 would mark the date Roy Halladay was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Roy was a loving, caring and genuine man who loved his family, friends and everything about baseball. Being involved in the baseball community after his retirement showed his true passion for the game.

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