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  • Faith: Mormon
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  May 14, 1977
  • Accomplishments:  Major League Baseball
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Roy’s Mormon faith is what encouraged him to give back to his community.

Known professionally as Roy Halladay and often nicknamed "Doc", was an American professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013. Halladay was known for his ability to pitch deep into games effectively and, at the time of his retirement, was the active major league leader in complete games with 67, including 20 shutouts. On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history, beating the Florida Marlins by a score of 1–0.On October 6, 2010, in his first postseason start, Halladay threw the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS. It was his second no-hitter of the year, making Halladay the fifth pitcher in major league history to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season. During the 2012 season, he became the 67th pitcher to record 2,000 strikeouts. Halladay was also one of six pitchers in MLB history to win the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues. On November 7, 2017, Halladay died after his ICON A5 amphibious plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

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