Roy Halladay

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Roy Halladay while he played for the Philadelphia Phillies

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[change | change source]

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.[1] On October 6, 2010, in his first career MLB playoff game, he threw a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing only one walk.[2] Halladay won the 2010 National League Cy Young Award, and became one of five pitchers who have won Cy Young awards in both leagues.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Halladay was killed when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida on November 7, 2017.[4][5] He was the only passenger on the plane, which belonged to his father.[6][7] He was 40 years old.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gonzalez, Alden (May 29, 2010). "Phils' Halladay throws MLB's 20th perfecto". Retrieved Oct 5, 2010.
  2. Almasy, Steve (2010-10-06). "Phillies' Halladay no-hits Reds in playoff opener". Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  3. "Roy Halladay wins National League Cy Young Award - ESPN". Associated Press. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved May 1, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  4. "Blue Jays great Roy Halladay killed in small plane crash". CBC News. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  5. "Ex-MLB star Halladay, 40, dies in plane crash". 7 November 2017.
  6. "Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay killed in Gulf of Mexico plane crash". November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. "Roy Halladay dies in plane crash". November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. "Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash". MLB. Retrieved November 7, 2017.