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Roy Halladay Announces Retirement

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TORONTO – After signing a one-day deal to return to the Tornoto Blue Jays, Roy Halladay declared that after sixteen major league seasons he is ready to call it quits. Halladay, 36, spent the last two seasons on and off of the disabled list with shoulder issues and a torn rotator cuff, but did manage to make thirteen starts for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 going 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA in 62.0 IP, including earning his 200th career win. He finishes his MLB career with a 203-105 record, 3.38 ERA, 67 complete games (20 of which were shutouts), 2,117 strikeouts, in 2,749.1 innings pitched, while also earning two Cy Young awards and eight All-Star appearances in a long, outstanding career. Halladay threw Major League Baseball’s twentieth perfect game on May 29, 2010. He would become only the second pitcher in the history of the game to throw a no-hitter in postseason play when he made his first postseason appearance in the 2010 playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds. No word yet on what “Doc” Halladay will do next, but he was quoted at his retirement press conference telling reporters, “Baseball has been so great to me. I still want to find ways to be involved.”

 

 

 

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