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“He had me do that before the game, and it really cleared my mind and helped me get locked in. He told me his best score was 2 minutes and 35 seconds. He said he was awful his first time so it would be OK if I finished in six or seven minutes. My first time was 14 minutes, 20 seconds. He just started laughing.””I think all of us, we know we’re fortunate enough to be able to do this and this is something that we thoroughly, thoroughly enjoy and we want to do it forever, but it doesn’t last forever. So he left his mark and I think he did it the best possible way in the game of baseball and everybody’s going to remember that.”
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Halladay died Nov. 7 at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
“I told my wife at that time, ‘Why are you using that shirt? What happens when he becomes a major league baseball player?’” Roy Halladay Jr. said. “She laughed. Didn’t think it was possible.””It’s such a helpless feeling when you don’t have your best pitch and you have to go up against a tremendous lineup. It’s kinda like you feel naked out on the mound. And that’s not a good feeling. You have to compete as hard as you can. It’s a little bit nicer when you know you have that confidence in a certain pitch when you get into a situation that you can get out of it.Halladay tragically died in a plane crash earlier this month when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.
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The eight-time All-Star who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, Halladay played 12 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and four for the Phillies from 2009-13, going 203-105 with a 3.38 career ERA.
(Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017) nbc.tbNextVideoIsSafe = true; Fans, family, friends and teammates paused Tuesday to remember the life of legendary Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay.
Celebration of life held for Colorado native, major league all-star pitcher Roy Halladay
In lieu of flowers, the Halladay family is requesting contributions be made to the Halladay Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on supporting youth sports programs and animal welfare, two causes that are important to the family.
“We remember him as an amazing father, loving husband and loyal friend,” his family said in a statement Thursday. “He described each achievement as a team effort rather than an individual accomplishment, a true testament to his character and love for his teammates.”There are a lot of ways I could have started this article. Roy Halladay had an incredible career that contained both consistency and utter brilliance, but it says a lot about how he’s beloved in Philadelphia that one of his best moments was going to the zoo.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about“It’s just so deserving and it is history and there will never be another Roy,” she said.
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“It was instant silence,” Brogdon said. “We looked around at each other and were just at a loss for words. We all just packed up our things and left. We didn’t even say a word.”
died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico last week. He was 40 years old.A celebration of Halladay’s life took place at 4 p.m. at Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Phillies in Clearwater, Florida. The service was open to the public.
Chase Utley, another ex-Phillies teammate, told a story depicting how hard of a worker Halladay was based on his workout on the first day of spring training.
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Naturally, the city loved him. After 10 season in Philadelphia, he finished his career with the Arizona Cardinals in 1995.My personal farewell to Roy Halladay, whose joy in retirement might well have surpassed his pitching triumphs: https://t.co/wV3IlcsxkW pic.twitter.com/Xh9i70g853WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.
My 2 Cents: Remembering the great Roy Halladay
The eight-time All-star and two-time Cy Young Award winning major league all-star pitcher died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off of the coast of Florida last week.
While we mourn the loss of the core of our family, we choose to celebrate him and remember the man we knew privately on and off the field. We hope that he serves as an example of professionalism,integrity and hard work for all who knew him. For us, we will forever remember his unconditional love,humility and the sacrifices he made to provide for the family that meant the world to him.
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