Cy Young winner and Blue Jay’s great Roy Halladay was tragically killed in a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico last November, but his son and former team honored his memory in unforgettable fashion in a spring training game, today.
Halladay’s 17-year-old son Braden, a pitcher for Canadian Junior National Team, received a standing ovation from the fans and players in attendance when he entered the game to pitch the bottom of the 8th inning against the Blue Jays. He drew a heart in the dirt behind the mound and then proceeded to retire the Toronto batters with a perfect 1-2-3 inning.
Spring training is mostly meaningless, but this was a special moment honoring the late great. It’s safe to say Doc would be proud.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) March 17, 2018
Very cool moment. Roy Halladay‘s son, Braden, pitched a perfect inning today against the Blue Jays 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/pZ8SuIb8Hl
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) March 17, 2018