Historical Roy Halladay Milestones
As one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation, Roy Halladay will go down as one of the greatest ever to step foot on a Major League Baseball mound. Roy, or “Doc” as he was nicknamed by Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, was drafted in the first round with the 17th overall selection by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995. He played 12 seasons with the Blue Jays until he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2009 season. He went on to pitch four season with the Phills before retiring at the end of the 2013 season. He would sign a one day contract with the Blue Jays in order to ceremoniously retire as a Blue Jay. Roy was constantly nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award which is presented to the MLB player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Unfortunately, Roy passed away on November 7th, 2017 after being involved in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Roy Halladay was just 40 years old.
On the field, Halladay was one of the pitchers in MLB history. In an era where pitch counts have cut down the number of innings pitched, Roy achieved a complete game in 17% of games that he started which is unheard of in this day and age. He had impeccable command of all of his pitches which gave him the ability to go deep into games. He recorded four seasons of at least 200 strikeouts and 35 or fewer walks; no pitcher in MLB history had more than two. During Roy’s career, two seasons stand out more than the others and that would be his 2003 and 2010 campaigns in which he won the Cy Young Award. In that 2010 season, he became the first pitcher to strikeout at least 200 batters and surrender no more than 30 walks in a season since Cy Young in 1905. Roy was also an eight-time All-Star selection but probably one of his more impressive achievements came in that infamous 2010 season where he pitched a perfect game on May 29th against the then Florida Marlins and followed that with a no-hitter in the NLDS on October 6th versus the Cincinnati Reds.
With one of the most notable career resumes, Roy Halladay is undoubtedly worthy of the Hall of Fame. Our tremendous selection of Doc Halladay autographed memorabilia would be a valuable addition to any sports collection. All of our inventory is guaranteed authentic so purchase your Roy Halladay signed collectibles now and commemorate the outstanding career of this Hall of Fame pitcher and person.
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