Roy Halladay announces retirement; set to retire as a Blue Jay

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…

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  • Jack

    Nobody calls him “The Doc”. It’s just “Doc”.

  • http://www.GCConnected.com/ Chris

    Thanks Jack, I messed up while in the flow of writing. Doc is the correct term, not sure why I remembered him as the Doc.

  • Z_Lauren_Z

    Loved watching him pitch even when he was totally schooling my team (The Yankees).

    A complete gentleman and credit to the game.

    I’m glad to see him retire as a Blue Jay. Matsui did the same thing last year and it was nice to go to the Stadium and give a favorite one last ovation and thank you.

    Happy Trails Doc – was always jealous you weren’t on my team (we got Burnett instead – UGH).