Roy Halladay posted a 203-105 record, a 3.38 ERA, and 2,117 strikeouts in 16 seasons.
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Beset by injuries and no longer able to pitch the way he wants, Roy Halladay retired on Monday, walking away from baseball with 203 wins and a reputation as a dominant and hard-working right-hander who won the Cy Young Award in both leagues and threw a postseason no-hitter.
Halladay, 36, signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched 12 seasons for the Blue Jays and the last four with the Philadelphia Phillies, his wins and appearances decreasing each year with the National League club.
He had surgery in May to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur and struggled with a reduction in velocity, finishing with a 6.82 earned run average -- the highest of his career since he became a star pitcher -- in 13 starts.