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Roy Halladay
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Halladay pitching for the Blue Jays in 2009
Pitcher
Born: (1977-05-14)May 14, 1977
Denver, Colorado
Died: November 7, 2017(2017-11-07) (aged 40)
Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
September 20, 1998, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last appearance
September 23, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 203–105
Earned run average 3.38
Strikeouts 2,117
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008–2011)
  • Cy Young Award (2003, 2010)
  • 2× MLB wins leader (2003, 2010)
  • Pitched a perfect game on May 29, 2010
  • Pitched a postseason no-hitter on October 6, 2010
  • Toronto Blue Jays No. 32 retired
  • Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence
  • Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame
Member of the National
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Induction 2019
Vote 85.4% (first ballot)

Harry Leroy Halladay III (usually called Roy Halladay, May 14, 1977 – November 7, 2017), was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He joined the Phillies in 2010 after pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009. He was born in Denver, Colorado.

Career highlights

Halladay has been chosen to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game seven times, and won the American League Cy Young Award in 2003. On May 29, 2010, Halladay threw a perfect game against the Florida Marlins. On October 6, 2010, in his first career MLB playoff game, he threw a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing only one walk. Halladay won the 2010 National League Cy Young Award, and became one of five pitchers who have won Cy Young awards in both leagues.

Death

Halladay was killed when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida on November 7, 2017. He was the only passenger on the plane, which belonged to his father. He was 40 years old.

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