|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
|Ethnicity/Race||English, German, possibly other|
|Address||Fan Mail Address: Roy Halladay
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.|
|Date Of Birth||May 14, 1977|
|Date of Death||November 7, 2017|
|Day of Birth||Saturday|
|Day of Death||Tuesday|
|Place Of Birth||Denver, Colorado, U.S|
|Place of Death||The Gulf of Mexico, near St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Death Cause||Plane Crash|
|High School||Arvada West HS (Arvada, CO)|
|Father||Harry Halladay, Jr.|
Heather Halladay Basile
|Car||1932 Ford Hotrod|
|Assets||$6.9 million condos in PA|
|Drafted by||1995, Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jersey Number||# 32 (Toronto Blue Jays)
# 34 (Philadelphia Phillies)
|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
|Teams||Toronto Blue Jays (1998–2009)
Philadelphia Phillies (2010–2013)
|Awards and Honours||
|Salary (Till now)||1999||$200,000|
|Total worth||$70 million|
|Roy Halladay from Quotes||
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.
- 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.
- 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.