Halladay rememberedJanuary 24, 2019 6:09am
Jays fans are sharing stories about Halladay’s years in Toronto after he was named as an iductee into Cooperstown this week.
Scott Crawford of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys says Halladay’s determination from the start laid the foundation for his career.
“He was sent down to single-A after being a high draft pick and a picther of the future. He got hit around in 2000 and sent down to single-A to re-figure out how to pitch,” said Crawford. “He was determined and rode the buses and figured out how to pitch all over again.”
And one of the stastically highlights for Crawford about Halladay, his complete games.
“We don’t hear about complete games anymore. He had 67 in his career,” said Crawford. “It’s a lot different compared to today’s game where you throw five or six innings and your happy and the bullpen comes in.”
Halladay was inducted into the CBHF in June of 2017 and he will be inducted into Cooperstown posthumously in July.