Roy Halladay Speaker Profile
Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Halladay Biography
A six time MLB All-Star, Roy Halladay was born May 14, 1977 and is the starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. His nickname, coined by former Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, is a reference to Wild West gunslinger "Doc" Holliday. He was the Blue Jays' first draft selection in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, the 17th pick overall, and has played for the team since 1998.
Halladay continued his success in the 2003 season, posting a 22-7 record with a 3.25 ERA in 266.0 innings. He also recorded 204 strikeouts and only 32 walks, good for a remarkable 6.38 strikeouts per walk ratio. Halladay pitched the first extra-inning shutout in the major leagues since Jack Morris in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, leading the Blue Jays to victory over the Tigers on September 6th. He pitched 10 innings and had not allowed a hit until Kevin Witt doubled with two outs in the top of the eighth. Halladay finished the season with the American League Cy Young Award, while being once again named an All-Star, and leading the Blue Jays to a surprising 86 victories.
Roy Halladay currently has a career win percentage of .673, good enough for 8th all-time, behind Lefty Grove.
In 2009 he was named #7 on the Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball. A panel of 100 baseball people, many of them members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and winners of major baseball awards, was polled to arrive at the list.
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Roy Halladay to Host Public Autograph Signing at the 2014 Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show
Posted on 14 August 2014 | 9:48 pm
Roy Halladay was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era. From 1998 to 2013 he won 203 games and posted an unbelievable 3.38 earned run average while striking out 2,117 batters and walking just 592 over 2,749 innings. From 2003 to 2011 he finished in the top five of the Cy Young voting seven times, taking home the award in 2003 and 2010. And oh yeah, he was an eight-time All-Star,...[Read More]
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