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Encyclopedia > Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay

Toronto Blue Jays — No. 32
Starting Pitcher
Born: May 14, 1977 (1977-05-14) (age 30)
Denver, Colorado
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
September 201998 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Selected MLB statistics
(through September 16, 2007)
Win-Loss     111-55
Earned Run Average     3.63
Strikeouts     1081
Teams

Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III (born May 14, 1977 in Denver, Colorado), nicknamed Doc, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher. He currently pitches for the Toronto Blue Jays. He received his nickname from the famous Arizona gunslinger, "Doc" Holliday. He has played for the Jays since 1998 and was the team's first draft selection (17th overall) in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. He bats and throws right-handed. His outstanding stamina and control, along with devastating movements on an already impressive arsenal, established Halladay as one of the best pitchers in baseball since the turn of the century. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... In Major League Baseball, a loss (denoted L) is charged to the pitcher of the losing team who allows the run that gives the opposing team the lead which the game is won with (the go-ahead run). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Major Leagues redirects here. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... John Henry Doc Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American dentist, gambler, and gunfighter of the American Old West frontier who is usually remembered for his associations with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. ... The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ...

Contents

Early life

Harry Leroy Halladay III was born in 1977 in the Denver suburb of Aurora. His father flew planes for a food processing company while his mother stayed home to raise the kids. From an early age, Halladay loved baseball. Like any kid growing up playing baseball, he sampled every position on the field and dreamed one day to reach the majors. By 14, he’d had so much success on the pitcher’s mound that he attracted the attention of major league scouts. In 1995, after graduating from Arvada West High School, he was picked up by the Jays in the amateur draft. Four seasons in the minors later, the strapping righty made the team and immediately proved his worth.[1]


Career

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2000-01

During the 2000 season, Halladay sported a 10.64 ERA in 19 games, 13 of which he started. At the beginning of the 2001 season, Halladay was optioned to class A Dunedin to rebuild his delivery. The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The Dunedin Blue Jays are a minor league baseball team based in Dunedin, Florida. ...


Halladay's fastball was clocked up to 95mph but it had little movement and his pitches were up in the strike zone, which was ultimately the reason why his 2000 season was so unsuccessful. He worked with former Jays pitching coach Mel Queen. The problem, Queen realized, was Halladay’s total reliance on his strength -- his attempt to overpower batters with straight-ahead pitches. Within two weeks, Halladay remade himself, altering his arm angle for a more deceptive delivery and adding pitches that sank and careened. Instead of throwing over the top, he went to more of a three-quarters sidearm delivery (the middle point between throwing overhand and sidearm). He went from a being a pitcher who relied on his fastball to one who delivers everything down, regardless of the type of pitch he throws. The adjustments were proven to be successful. After a month and a half, he was promoted to class AA Tennessee, and then, a month later, to class AAA Syracuse. By mid-season, he was back in the Jays’ rotation. He posted a 5-3 record with a 3.19 ERA for the Jays in 16 starts in 2001. League Southern League Division North Division Year founded 2000 Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs Home ballpark Smokies Park Previous home ballparks Bill Meyer Stadium City Kodak, Tennessee Current uniform colors red, navy Previous uniform colors navy blue, green Logo design The Smokies wordmark in silver outlined in navy blue. ... The Syracuse SkyChiefs are a minor league baseball team based in Syracuse, New York, once known as simply the Syracuse Chiefs. ...


2002

Halladay had one of his best seasons in 2002, as he posted career highs in wins, ERA, strikeouts, and innings pitched. Halladay made the All-Star team, and finished with a 19-7 record with 168 strikeouts and a 2.93 earned run average. His 19 wins were the most by a Blue Jay since David Wells won 20 in 2000. He established himself as one of the better starting pitchers in baseball This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... This article is about David Wells, American baseball player. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ...


2003

Halladay's 2003 season was even better. He posted a 22-7 record, 204 strikeouts and a 3.25 earned run average, which won him the American League Cy Young Award. In 2003, he also led the American League in innings pitched with 266.0 and tied for the American League lead in complete games with nine. He helped the Blue Jays reach a surprising 86 victories. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ...


2004

In 2004, Halladay was placed on the DL twice due to right shoulder problems. In just 133.0 innings, he went 8-8 with a 4.20 ERA. He walked 39 batters, seven more than he had walked in 2003, when he pitched twice as many innings. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ...


2005

The 2005 season proved to be largely successful for Halladay, as he proved to be one of the best pitchers in the American League, as he went 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA in 19 starts. He was selected to his third All-Star team and was slated to be the starting pitcher for the American League at the All-Star Game in Detroit. However, on July 8, Halladay suffered a broken leg when he was hit with a line drive off the bat of Texas Rangers left fielder Kevin Mench. Obviously unavailable for the All-Star Game, he was replaced by Matt Clement of the Boston Red Sox, while Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox was named the starting pitcher for the American League. Despite rehabilitation and further evaluation on his leg, Halladay would sit out the remainder of the season. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Kevin Ford Mench (born January 7, 1978 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Major League Baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Matthew Paul Clement [clu-MENT] (born August 12, 1974 in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Mark Alan Buehrle (pronounced BUR-LEE)(born March 23, 1979 in St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...


2006

On March 16, 2006, Halladay signed a $40 million, 3-year contract that will keep him with the club through 2010. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During 2006, Halladay finished near the top of the MLB in wins with 16. He was named to the American League All-Star Team as a reserve on July 3, 2006, along with four of his Jays teammates. It marked the second-most appearances in club history, and Halladay's fourth as an All-Star. Although Halladay's strikeout total was lower in 2006 than in previous seasons, his groundball to flyball ratio, complete games, and innings pitched were all among the American League leaders. In 2006, the Major League Baseball season ended with the National Leagues St. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2007

Halladay was the American league pitcher of the month in April, going 4-0, highlighted by a 10-inning complete game win over the Detroit Tigers. However, he pitched poorly in his two starts in May, and on May 11 was placed on the disabled list and underwent an appendectomy. He returned to the rotation in his usual form on May 31 against the Chicago White Sox. Halladay went 7 innings, giving up just six hits and allowing no runs on his way to his 100th career win. 2007 also saw Halladay bat in his first career RBI. Against the LA Dodgers on June 10th, his ground ball single to center field allowed John McDonald to score. He shut out the Seattle Mariners on July 22, allowing only three hits. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... John Joseph McDonald (born September 24, 1974 in New London, Connecticut) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, primarily known for his defensive abilities. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


2008

For the sixth consecutive year, Halladay was Toronto's opening day starter, beating his own previous club record of five[2]. He lost 3-2 in a pitcher's duel with New York's Chien-Ming Wang. His first win of the season came in his next start against Boston, when he outpitched Josh Beckett in his season debut. In his third start of the season, Halladay pitched a complete game against the Texas Rangers, in a 4-1 win. Chien-Ming Wang (Traditional Chinese: ) (born March 31, 1980 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ...


Pitch repertoire

Roy Halladay is no longer known as a strikeout pitcher; he has adjusted his approach to that of a ground ball pitcher with a good strikeout-to-walk ratio. This approach helps to keep his pitch count down (he regularly features among the league leaders in this category) so as to avoid fatigue later in the season. Halladay's arsenal includes a four-seam fastball which he throws in the mid nighties two-seam (sinking) fastball which he throws at about 90-92 MPH, a knuckle curve which he uses as a strikeout pitch in pressure situations, a cutter, and a changeup, which he added in 2006[3]. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Halladay noted that overusing his cutter in 2006 caused some discomfort towards the end of the season, and that he planned to throw more sinkers in 2007 to avoid further pain or stiffness. In 2007, Halladay has regained confidence in his cutter, crediting his catcher Sal Fasano for suggesting a grip change[4]. In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... In baseball statistics, strikeout-to-walk ratio (SO/BB) is a measure of a pitchers ability to control pitches; calculated as: strikeouts / bases on balls. ... For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). ... In Major League history, the term knuckle curve has actually referred to two entirely different pitches. ... For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In 2006, the Major League Baseball season ended with the National Leagues St. ... The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English-language nationally distributed newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. ...


In addition, Roy Halladay uses a frenetic pace in order to make his pitches more effective in keeping hitters off pace. Halladay also credits his pace as his way to keep himself warm in between innings so as to stave off stiffness in his pitching shoulder.


Trivia

  • Halladay also pitched the first extra-inning shutout in the major leagues since Jack Morris in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, leading the Jays over the Tigers on September 6, 2003. He pitched 10 innings and hadn't allowed a hit until Kevin Witt doubled with two outs in the top of the 8th. Halladay pitched another 10 inning game against the Detroit Tigers on April 14, 2007 in a 2-1 Blue Jays win. Detroit reliever Fernando Rodney took the loss in both games.
  • He uses the song "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" by Robert Palmer when he takes the mound.

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... William Glenn Abbott (born February 16, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leauges from 1973-1981 and 1983-1984. ... Paul Lindblad autograph on a 1968 Topps baseball card - 1968 Series, #127 Paul Aaron Lindblad (August 9, 1941 – January 1, 2006) was a middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Michael Atwater Mike Witt (born July 20, 1960 in Fullerton, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... Robert Leigh Higginson (born August 18, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Detroit Tigers. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... Felipe Javier Crespo (born March 5, 1973 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former utility in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1996 and 2001. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fernando Rodney (born March 18, 1977 in Samana, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers, and has a career ERA of 4. ... For other persons of the same name, see Robert Palmer. ...

Career highlights

  • 4-time MLB All-Star: 2002, 2003, 2005 (was supposed to start but was sidelined with a season-ending injury), and 2006
  • American League Cy Young Award: 2003
  • The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year: 2003
  • Players Choice Awards (Most Outstanding Pitcher): 2003
  • 2 time AL player of the week:
  • 3 time AL pitcher of the month: May 2003, September 2003, April 2007.
  • Toronto Blue Jays Career Leader in Won-Loss percentage (.670)
  • Only Blue Jays pitcher to earn two base hits in one regular season game (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers on June 10, 2007)

Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball wins champions

Major League Baseball recognizes win champions among pitchers in the American League and National League each season. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.mattbeam.com/content/jour_halladay.htm
  2. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6134/news
  3. ^ Halladay tinkering with new pitch
  4. ^ Halladay changing grip on cutter

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from ESPN, or The Baseball Cube
Preceded by
Barry Zito
American League Wins Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Curt Schilling
Preceded by
Barry Zito
American League Cy Young Award
2003
Succeeded by
Johan Santana

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