Found December 09, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
One of the more intriguing arms available on the free agent market appeared to be Roy Halladay. But the 36-year-old right-hander decided to announce his retirement on Monday, signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays to ensure that his career would end with the same team as which it began.  During a press conference held at baseball's winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Halladay initially cited the desire to spend more time with his family as a reason for his retirement. In particular, he noted the amount of traveling and the time it required him to be away from his wife and children.  But Halladay quickly acknowledged that his body no longer allowed him to pitch at the level of performance he expected from himself. He insisted his shoulder — which required surgery back in May — felt "as good as it ever has." Instead, Halladay's back is what's preventing him from being the pitcher he once was. He said he has two pars fractures (or stress fract...

Halladay’s Full Page Thank You in Daily News

Roy Halladay, ever the classy gent, took out a full page ad in today’s Philadelphia Daily News thanking the fans, the city, and the Phillies following his retirement. Roy Halladay takes out full-page ad thanking @Phillies fans: — MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) December 10, 2013  

Report: Roy Halladay expected to announce retirement

The great Roy Halladay is retiring from baseball, CBS’s Jon Heyman reports. Heyman also reports that Halladay will sign a 1-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, so he can retire with the team he spent 12 years of his dominant career with. Halladay finishes his career with a 203-105 record, good for an amazing .659 winning percentage that puts him at 17th all-time. Doc’s 65...

Cy Young winner Halladay retires after 16 seasons

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has retired after 16 seasons in the major leagues with Toronto and Philadelphia. The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the winter meetings in Orlando. Halladay played for the...

Report: Roy Halladay to Announce Retirement, Sign One-Day Contract With Blue Jays

Roy Halladay is calling it a career. The two-time Cy Young winner and eight-time All-Star is set to announce his retirement after 16 major league seasons, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman also reported that Halladay will sign a one-day contract with Toronto, allowing him to retire as a member of the Blue Jays. Roy Halladay is retiring— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December...

Comparing the career of Roy Halladay to that of another “Doc”

Yesterday it was announced that longtime Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay would sign a 1 day contract to announce his retirement as member of the Blue Jays. He pitched 12 of his 16 big league seasons with Toronto, and without a doubt, was one of the best pitchers of his generation. I honestly think it is too early to state whether Halladay is a Hall...

WATCH: Roy Halladay announces retirement from baseball

Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has announced his retirement from baseball.  The Blue Jays signed him to a one-day contract on Monday so he could retire with the team that drafted him in 1995 with the 17th overall pick.  The two-time Cy Young Award winner expressed is appreciation to the Blue Jays organization and explained his decision during...

Roy Halladay, Deserving Hall of Famer, to Retire.

Roy Halladay is calling it a career, having been prematurely pushed out of the game by a shoulder that simply would no longer cooperate. According to Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays will officially sign Halladay to a one day contract and announce his retirement this afternoon, so that he can finish his career with the organization where he made his mark as one of the game’s best pitchers...

Roy Halladay retiring on Toronto Blue Jays.

According to CBS Jon Heyman, starting pitcher Roy Halladay will sign a 1-day contract and retire with the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay spent 12 years with the Blue Jays and finishes his career with a 203-105 record, an impressive .659 winning percentage that places him 17th all time. Halladay won 2 Cy Young Awards and was named to 8 All Star games during his great career. He came...

Halladay retires after re-signing with Blue Jays for one day

Roy Halladay is leaving major-league baseball the way he entered it – as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The two-time Cy Young Award winner re-signed Monday with the team that drafted and developed him into one of the generation’s best pitchers, and then he immediately announced his retirement. Admired and respected across the game for his durability, work ethic and fierce...

Roy Halladay Retires, And Will Force The Hall Of Fame To Enter The 21st Century

When He Was PerfectRoy Halladay surprised people today by retiring, at age 36, just two years removed from being one of the most effective pitchers in the game. And while people might wonder if he would have stuck around with a contract, or whether he might come back if the arm feels better in six months, I'd prefer to think that he's the kind of guy who is just too definitive...

Roy Halladay Announces Retirement

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 […]

Roy Halladay Retires

Starter Roy Halladay has retired from Major League Baseball.  He will be signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and then call it a career, as reported by Jon Heyman.The likely hall of famer appeared in 16 seasons at the major league level, finishing with a career 3.39 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, and 2,117 strikeouts.  He had a 203-105 record in 390 starts, while amassing...

Roy Halladay Announces His Retirement

Two-Time Cy Young award winning has decided to call it quits and will retire as a Blue Jay.

Full Court Press: NCAA Football Teams Re-Rank From 1-125, Halladay to Retire a Blue Jay, Kobe Bryant’s Family Christmas Card

Click on photo to read more about College Football Rankings 1-125 Well, no surprise who is #1 and #2. Overall, it’s been a really entertaining year of college football. There were a lot of teams that surprised this year. We’re giving a shout out to David Carr for a great season. If his team played any defense maybe they’d be in a BCS game. The Press An early look at NFL’s...

Boards-N-Blocks: Aloha, Mr. Hand

What if Roy Halladay changed his mind about retiring and switched to pitching left-handed as a means to extend his career? He’d look like someone trying to do the stereotypical “girl throw” and the ball would end up killing a bat boy. What if Robert Griffin III started throwing left-handed because Kyle Shanahan’s offense stinks and because RGIII just does things differently...
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