The former MLB pitcher was killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida on Tuesday afternoon.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco described Halladay as being a faithful man and being very generous.
Here are 13 things you may not have known about Roy Halladay:
- He was drafted in 1995 by the Toronto Blue Jays
- His nickname "Doc" was coined by the Blue Jays' announcer Tom Cheek, a reference to Wild West gunslinger "Doc" Holliday
- Halladay played for the Blue Jays from 1998-2009, before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies
- He was the 67th pitcher to record 2,000 strikeouts
- He was also the 5th pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season
- Halladay was an 8-time All-Star
- Doc was also awarded the Cy Young winner twice
- His win/loss record was 203-105
- ERA: 3.38
- Halladay had 2,117 strikeouts over his MLB career
- He pitched a perfect game against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2010
- Doc threw the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds during Game 1 of the NLDS.
- On December 9, 2013, he announced his retirement after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Blue Jays
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