Roy Halladay is retiring—and as a Toronto Blue Jay, no less

Roy Halladay is retiring—and as a Toronto Blue Jay, no less

Roy Halladay is retiring—and as a Toronto Blue Jay, no less

Roy Halladay is a legend in Toronto. Over his 16 Major League seasons—11 of which were with the Blue Jays—the pitcher won two Cy Young Awards and was an eight-time All-Star. This morning, it was revealed that he’s hanging up his glove for good, at the age of 36. “Doc” Halladay was one of the best pitchers the Jays ever had, posting a 148-76 record and 3.43 ERA while in Toronto. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009, but Blue Jays fans never lost their affection for him, cheering him even when he returned to pitch against Toronto.

And clearly, Halladay never lost his affection for Toronto. In a heartwarming move, he intends to sign a one-day contract with the Jays that will allow him to retire as a member of the ball club that he holds so dear.