I apologize for not writing about this sooner but I have been too bummed out to do it until now. Former Phils starting pitcher Roy Halladay passed away in an airplane accident last week (November 7th). Doc pitched for the Phillies from 2010-2013 and threw two no-hitters (including a perfect game) during the 2010 season. Halladay previously pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays.
|Celebrating No-Hitter in 2010|
Roy Halladay 10 Greatest Baseball Moments
A memorial service was held for Doc in Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday (November 14th) and many former teammates from both the Phillies and Blue Jays attended to pay their respects. Chase Utley, Cole Hamels and Charlie Manuel spoke during the service to reflect on Doc's life and his impact on them. Here are some links where you can hear their comments.
Roy Halladay's Life Celebrated At Memorial
Teammates Speak at Roy Halladay Memorial
Doc is survived by his wife Brandy and his two sons. The Halladay family released the following statement shortly after his tragic passing:
Doc was one of my favorite Phillies after Chase and I have missed seeing him pitch since his retirement. I had always hoped that he would one day be a coach in the Phillies organization. I hope the Phils name him to the Wall of Fame this year. Rest in Peace, Doc!
Talk to you soon,