It’s about to become official; Roy Halladay, 36, is set to retire. But theres something special about this. He will sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays to retire a Jay. What a moment for Roy and for the Toronto faithful. Just two years ago Halladay was still at the top of his game, as he went 19-6 with a 2.36 ERA. However recent struggles with shoulder related injuries forced him to post a 6+ ERA in only 13 starts last season.
Roy played 12 seasons with the Jays; the majority of his long and all-star studded career. During his time in Toronto, ‘Doc’ as he was called, went 148-76, winning a Cy-Young award once and finishing in top five voting 4 other seasons. The best player the Jays have had easily in the last 20 years. One of the best the game has ever produced.
His career numbers, tattered by the final 2 seasons are still impeccable and stellar to say the least;
203 Wins – 105 Losses; 3.38 ERA; 1.18 WHIP; 2,117 K’s in 2,749+ Innings
There’s almost zero doubt that Roy will one day receive serious consideration for the hall of fame, destined for Cooperstown. His numbers and work on and off the field were far too impressive. Alast Jays fans we can call him our own as he is set to finish his career off where it once began, back in 1995 when he first dawned a Bluebirds uniform. He would also be wearing a Jays cap should he make the Hall of Fame, which would be a great sign for this city and for Halladay.
What a Career…