One of the greatest Blue Jays of all time died yesterday. Roy ‘Doc’ Halladay was one of the very few highlights of the Jays during the 2000’s: The ace that every team needs to win… even though there was never a real team around him. He managed to win a Cy Young award and have multiple 20 game seasons with a team that struggled with .500 baseball. The Jays showed their appreciation by trading him to a contending team in the later years of his career. He kicked a lot of ass there as one of the only players to ever throw a no-hitter in the playoffs. Halladay may have played, and won, with the Phillies, but he was a Jay. He returned for a 1 day contract so he could retire a Jay. Even though he’s not eligible for the baseball hall of fame until 2019, last year he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary’s, Ontario. That was just 4 months ago. Anyone who met him there had nothing but great things to say about Halladay. As great a person as he was a pitcher. ‘Doc’ died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old. Mlb.com has a great article on his career and more information on the plane crash that took his life (check it out right here).
Rob Daniels from our sister station, 91.5 The Beat, had a chance to sit down with him over the summer. Take a look
And Halladay’s amazing performance in the 2010 NLDS