Roy Halladay will retire after one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays

A Toronto legend will return to the Jays to retire

12/9/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Blog Photo - Roy Halladay will retire after one-day contract with the Toronto Blue JaysRoy Halladay spent the last 4 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, but there's no denying that his heart remained in Toronto, where he pitched for the first 12 years of his stellar career.

Halladay will sign a 1-day contract with the Blue Jays and retire with the team that drafted him in the first round of the 1995 draft.

In his 12 seasons with the Jays, Halladay went a rather impressive 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA. He won the 2003 American League Cy Young award, and then won the National League version in 2010 with the Phillies. He finished in the top 5 an additional 5 times, and was an 8-time All Star.

Halladay is one of the more accomplished workhorses of the modern era. He led the league in innings pitched 4 times, complete games 7 times, and at the time of his retirement he'll lead all active pitchers with 67 career complete games.

Halladay pitched a perfect game in May of 2010, and then a no-hitter that same year in the playoffs. He's only the 5th pitcher in MLB history to record two no hitters in the same season, and is one of only two pitchers ever to pitch a no-no in the postseason.

We'll definitely be talking about Halladay again in 5 years, when he's eligible for induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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