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Roy “Doc” Halladay

Original Name Harry Leroy
Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 7 Nov 2017 (aged 40)
New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 185029035 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for sixteen seasons (1998 to 2013) with the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League and the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. Nicknamed “Doc” after legendary American Western lawman John H. “Doc” Holliday, he was drafted in 1995 by the Blue Jays. He made his debut in 1998, appearing in two games, and nearly pitching a no-hitter on the last day of the season. He would pitch with mixed success over the next three years before having a breakout season in 2002, where he won 19 Games and lost only 7 for the Blue Jays, and began a streak of being named Opening Day pitcher for ten consecutive seasons. In 2003 he won 22 Games and was awarded the AL’s Cy Young Award, being voted as the League’s best pitcher. Shoulder trouble hampered his next season, and a broken leg from a line drive in 2005 would end his season in July of that year. He would return to form as one of Major League baseball’s most dominating pitchers over the next four seasons, posting a winning record each year, and winning 20 games in 2008. After a 17-win season in 2009 he was traded in December for prospects to the Philadelphia Phillies, joining a team that had won the World Series in 2008 and the National League Championship in 2009. In 2010 he continued his dominance in his new League, winning 21 games and pitching the twentieth Perfect Game in Major League history on May 29, defeating the Florida Marlins 1-0, and being awarded his second career Cy Young Award. His performance that year helped the Phillies win their fourth consecutive National League East title, and propelled them into Baseball’s playoffs. In Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds, he pitched a No-Hitter in his first career postseason appearance, the second postseason no-hit game in Baseball history, and the first since the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen pitched a Perfect Game in the 1955 World Series. When the Phillies acquired ace pitcher Roy Oswalt for the 2011 season, Roy Halladay became part of a pitching rotation that was dubbed the “Four Aces”, and included 2008 World Series Most Valuable Player Cole Hamels and past Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee. The rotation helped the Phillies to a 102-60 record and a fifth division title. However, Philadelphia would lose the NLDS in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals. Arm injuries would again hamper his career over the next two seasons, and after 2013 he retired from baseball with a career record of 203 Wins-105 Losses, 2,117 Strike Outs, 416 Games Pitched, and a 3.38 Earned Run Average. He was named an All-Star eight times, being tabbed the AL starting pitcher in 2009 and the NL starting pitcher in 2011. His post-baseball career saw him help mentor young players, and take up the hobby of flying. In November 2017 he was killed when his light-sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Originally Created by: Evelyn Jepson
  • Added: 7 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185029035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy “Doc” Halladay (14 May 1977–7 Nov 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185029035, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.