Roy Halladay: Wife, Son MLB Stats, Net Worth, Death, Wiki

Roy Halladay
Written by Jon Snow


Full Name Harry Leroy Halladay III
Nickname (s) Doc, Roy
Profession (s) Baseball player

Physical Stats and More

Height (approx.) in centimetres: 198 cm
in meters: 1.98 m
in feet inches: 6 ft. 6 in.
Weight (approx.) in kilogram: 80 kg
in pounds: 225 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) -Chest: 40 Inches

-Waist: 35 Inches

-Biceps: 16 Inches

Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Skin color Caucasian
Body Type Athletics
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Ethnicity/Race English, German, possibly other
Address Fan Mail Address: Roy Halladay

CAA Sports

2000 Avenue of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067-4700


Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Controversies His First MLB Team known as Toronto Blue Jays didn’t think him fit enough to be played in Philadelphia Phillies and it had some negative critics on him.

Personal Information

Date Of Birth May 14, 1977
Date of Death November 7, 2017
Day of Birth Saturday
Day of Death Tuesday
Age 40
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Place Of Birth Denver, Colorado, U.S
Place of Death The Gulf of Mexico, near St. Petersburg, Florida
Death Cause Plane Crash
Nationality American
Complexion Caucasian
High School Arvada West HS (Arvada, CO)

Family Information

Father Harry Halladay, Jr.
Mother Linda Halladay
Siblings Merinda Halladay

Heather Halladay Basile

Wives Brandy Halladay
Children Braden Halladay

Ryan Halladay

Style Quotient

Car 1932 Ford Hotrod
Bike None
Assets $6.9 million condos in PA


Position Pitcher
Drafted by 1995, Toronto Blue Jays
Jersey Number # 32 (Toronto Blue Jays)

# 34 (Philadelphia Phillies)

Bats Right-handed
Throws Right-handed
MLB debut September 20, 1998, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance September 23, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics Win-loss record: 203–105

Earned run average: 3.38

Strikeouts: 2,117

Teams Toronto Blue Jays (1998–2009)

Philadelphia Phillies (2010–2013)

Coach/Trainer Bus Campbell
Awards and Honours
  • 8× All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008–2011)
  • 2× 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

Money Factor

Salary (Till now) 1999 $200,000
2000 $383,333
2002 $2,583,333
2003 $3,825,000
2004 $6,000,000
2005 $10,500,000
2006 $12,750,000
2007 $12,750,000
2008 $10,000,000
2009 $14,250,000
2010 $15,750,000
2011 $20,000,000
2012 $20,000,000
2013 $20,000,000
Total worth $70 million
Roy Halladay from Quotes
  • “When I first came up I was just pitching on talent alone,”
  • “After three weeks in a cast he was back running stairs and after 10 weeks he was back in a cast,”
  • “In his case, when they do that Tommy John, a lot of the risk of [the ligament tearing] again has kind of gone away. I think from the standpoint of it being something major like that, I didn’t really [think the injury would be serious]. You just didn’t want him out for an extended period.”
  • “It gave A.J. and the rest of us a better idea where he stands physically. It’s left him feeling a little more comfortable about his rehabilitation. And it was good for us because now we kind of feel that, okay, we can get things done until he gets back.”
  • “For now, my biggest emphasis was on location, making sure they were quality pitches.”
  • “Right now my biggest emphasis is on location, making sure they’re quality pitches and I feel good. (Velocity) is something that comes, get a couple of more times out and that will take care of itself.”
  • “I threw 90 pitches and felt good the whole time. I felt great, there were no problems out there today at all, and I feel good about the arm and should be able to go longer next time out.”
  • “I had some time off to rest and haven’t had any problems ever since then. It’s kind of disappeared this winter so that’s nice.”
  • “They hung in there, they played well and the mistakes I made, they hit. Some days you get away with it. Today wasn’t one of those days.”
  • “With every player, there’s a certain point where it all starts to click. A lot of it is just learning yourself and what works for you.”
  • “They had some good ideas to start the whole thing, so we had to come back with something. I think we’ve put an end to it.”
  • “Physically, I felt good. So that’s always a good thing early on — having the health there. The cutter was kind of hit or miss today, so there’s still a couple of things to work on. Obviously, you would like to start better, but I got my work in.”
  • “Physically I felt good. That’s always a good thing early on, having the health there. Then you got to work on executing.”
  • “That’s always been a question for debate. I think pitchers never like to go back-to-back facing teams but that hitters sometimes feel like they have a better idea of what they’re going to see.”
  • “Even in the spring when they had so many pitchers at an advanced age I wondered about how they would do,”
  • The last start of spring training, my (the cut fastball) was okay. It just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I tried to work on making it cut more and do more. I think that set (the forearm) off … trying to make it move a lot, cut a lot. I’m just going to back off and trust it a little bit more and not try and push that.
  • I think the important thing now, getting closer to the pitch counts, it feels like I got something left. I felt I could have gone out and thrown another 20-25 pitches.


Lesser known facts about Roy Halladay

  • The real name of Roy Halladay was Harry Leroy Halladay III, though he was more famously known by his nickname, Doc.
  • Roy Halladay got his nickname ‘Doc’ from his near and dear friend and announcer of the Toronto Blue Jays team, Tom Cheek because his last name rhymed with the famous gunfighter Doc Holliday.
  • Roy Halladay was born in Denver in the state of Colorado in the United States in a small family. His father worked at a food processing company while his mother used to look after their home.
  • From his childhood days, Roy Halladay was very interested in playing baseball as a whole and tried every baseball position.

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  • Roy Halladay soon found out that he played the best as a pitcher and was so good at it that he caught the eye of the many major league scouts in Denver area.
  • At the minor age of 13, he was offered to play and get trained at the Bus Campbell Colorado Baseball training center set up after the great legendary player Robert Campbell who is often also referred to as ‘Bus’ and ‘guru’. Many legendary players from Denver namely Brad Lidge and Goose Gossage have also received baseball training from the same center.
  • Roy Halladay was selected into the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995 just after he graduated from his high school, Arvada West High School in Arvada, Denver.
  • After playing in the minor club of the Toronto Blue Jays for three years from 1995 to 1998, he finally made it to the majors club of the team in 1998.
  • During his initial playing years in the majors club of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 to 2001, Roy Halladay could not perform very well. In fact, his batting average and earned run average was the worst for any pitcher who has an experience of playing more than fifty matches or innings.
  • Due to his low and poor performance, Roy Halladay was demoted again to the minor leagues club, after which felt quite disappointing, knowing that he has got more potential than this.
  • Instead of whining over his failed initial career, Roy Halladay sought inspiration from the psychological works of Harvey Dorfman, who was a famous American sports mental skills coach. His books were a source of great psychological support and acted as a great inspiration for Roy Halladay during this time, and he gradually began to revive his career.
  • Roy Halladay got so well after his revival that in 2002, he played such record-breaking innings and earned himself his first game at the American All-Star tea League.
  • Roy Halladay continued the same amazing on-field playing in the season of 2003 too where he scored very good earned runs average and led his team, the Toronto Blue Jays, to great victories in the next 86 innings.
  • Roy Halladay played so well in the 2003 season that he even won the Cy Young Award for his amazing performance in the American League. Apart from this, he was also named for some of the other renowned baseball awards such as Outstanding Pitcher in the Players’ Choice Award, Player of the Year by the Sporting News and the Internet Baseball Awards by the Baseball Prospectus.
  • In 2004, Roy Halladay suffered multiple injuries on his right shoulder due to which he could not play on the field for quite some time. He later publicly revealed that he was injured since quite long back but still continued to play but had to stop when it became worse.
  • After making a comeback to the field play in 2005, Roy Halladay again played amazingly and has an awesome season with having scored great earned runs average.
  • The 2005 season play went so well for Roy Halladay that he was again made a part of the All-Star team in the American league, and this time was asked to be the starting pitcher for the game. However, he could not play that game due to a fracture in his leg that happened just a few matches before this game and he was replaced by Matt Clement (from the Boston Red Sox team).
  • Roy Halladay’s leg injury was so severe that he had to remain off the field for the whole remaining season of 2005.
  • In 2006, Roy Halladay returned to the field with a renewed contract with the Toronto Blue Jays till 2010. His 2006 season went well and his ranking improved further making him one of the topmost American players of that time.

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  • In April 2007, Roy Halladay was named as the pitcher of the month by the American league for an amazing win he got for his team over the Detroit Tigers.
  • In May 2007, Roy Halladay was operated to remove his appendix which had started giving him some issues and could return to the field only in May that year and hit his first ever runs batted in.
  • In 2008, Roy Halladay was awarded the Toronto Sun (or George Gross) Sportsperson of the Year Award for his amazing performance in the Major League Baseball in that season.
  • In 2009, a sports magazine, named Sports Illustrated, voted Roy Halladay as one of the five pitchers in an imaginary All-Decade team comprising of the best players of the decade.
  • In December 2009, as his contract renewal was approaching, Roy Halladay was traded off from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Philadelphia Phillies where he played for the next four years from 2010 to 2013.
  • In 2010, Roy Halladay again won the Cy Young Award by the National League but this time it became more special because he was the first person from the Philadelphia Phillies to have won it after 1987 and only the fifth pitcher in the whole history of Major League Baseball.
  • Other awards won by Roy Halladay on 2010 included Pitcher of the Year by Sporting News, Cy Young Award by USA Today and the Baseball Prospectus, the Pitcher of the Year Award, Major League Baseball Performer of the Year Award, Pro Athlete of the Year, Sportsman of the Year and the Wilbur Bullet Rogan legacy Award.
  • In 2010, Roy Halladay was able to pitch the “perfect game” for the twentieth time in the history of Major League Baseball. He celebrated this event by gifting his collection of 60 Swiss watches from the Baume and Mercier brand to his teammates to show the gesture of team spirit as he added “We did it, together” note on each of them.
  • In 2010, Roy Halladay also became the second player to have pitched a no-hitter game in the postseason ever in the history of the World baseball series, after Don Larsen, the legendary player of the New York Yankees in 1956. He even went on to become the second player to have pitched two no-hitters in the same season. So, he in total bowled a perfect game as well as a double no-hitter game in the same season!
  • In 2011, Roy Halladay formed one of the best-assembled rotations along with Roy Oswalt, Lee and Cole Hamels. These four were even touted as the ‘Phantastic Phours’ by their fans.
  • In 2011, Roy Halladay won the John Wanamaker Athletic Award and the ESPY Best Major League Player Award.
  • In 2012, Roy Halladay suffered a shoulder strain because of which he was put on the disabled list for about 15 days.
  • After his shoulder strain which eventually was found out to be a latissimus dorsi (stretching of the flat muscle on the back), he could not really get back to the game. Though he expressed his wish to play for the Philadelphia Phillies till the end of his playing career and win a World Series for his team, he even after coming back to the field in 2013, he struggled a lot during his training sessions.
  • Roy Halladay played for a short time in 2013 and even played in the Major League Baseball of that season, before ultimately announcing his retirement at the end of that year touting the recurring shoulder and back injury as the reason.
  • After his retirement, Roy Halladay served as a guest instructor for both the teams he played for during his on-field professional baseball career (the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies) and even became the mental skills coach for the latter team.
  • In 2017 and 2019, he made his way into the Canadian Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame, respectively.
  • Throughout his career, Roy Halladay was famous for throwing sinking fastballs.
  • Roy Halladay had two sons whom he named Braden and Ryan with his wife Brandy Gates.
  • Roy Halladay’s elder son, Braden Halladay, also was very keen to play baseball and pursue it professionally. He even joined his school baseball team during early life in his High school in Florida.
  • Roy Halladay always did his bit of social work by donating charity to Health care foundations and helping underprivileged kids to get proper medical care.
  • Roy Halladay died in an aircraft crash in 2017. His airplane was crashed in the Gulf of Mexico under unknown circumstances and undetected reasons.

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