Roy Halladay Back to Main
BORN: May 14, 1977
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Jul 17, 2012

BIOGRAPHY

Roy "Doc" Halladay is widely considered the top pitcher of his generation in Major League Baseball.

The unanimous winner of the 2010 National League Cy Young Award and eight-time All-Star, Roy has finished in the top five in Cy Young voting seven times, been in his league's top five in ERA seven times and has led his league in complete games seven times and shutouts four times. Roy also won the 2003 AL Cy Young, making him the fifth pitcher to win in both leagues (joining Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Gaylord Perry).

In 2010, Roy pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history (May 29 at Florida) and the second-ever postseason no-hitter (Oct. 6 against Cincinnati). It had been 37 years since a pitcher had two no-hitters in the same calendar year.

Roy has started 10 straight Opening Days, the longest active streak in the majors, and is the sixth pitcher in MLB history to be at least seven games over .500 in seven straight seasons.


Roy and Brandy have two sons, Braden and Ryan. Roy played baseball and basketball at Arvada West High School in Colorado and was the 17th overall pick in the 1995 draft by the Blue Jays. Toronto traded him to Philadelphia on Dec. 16, 2009, and he then signed a contract extension with the Phillies through 2013.

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