Toronto Blue Jays: Roy Halladay’s best moments in Toronto

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Pitcher Roy Halladay
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Pitcher Roy Halladay /
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Doc’s 22nd win over Cleveland

Halladay’s 2003 season was one for the ages winning a CY Young Award after setting a personal best with 22 wins. At the age of 26, Doc pitched a career high 266 innings, with nine complete games, two shutouts and a personal best  6.3 SO/W.

Toronto finished with a 86-76 record and finished third in the AL East that season. Carlos Delgado hit 42 home runs and 145 RBI and an OPS of 1.1019 while Vernon Wells had 33 homers and 117 RBI with an OPS of .909.

Still the Blue Jays were unable to make it to the postseason with the New York Yankees owning the best record in the AL at 101-61.

The 22 wins by Halladay is a mark that no other Blue Jays pitcher has been able to match with J.A. Happ getting close with 20 in 2016. While it may not have been the best season by a Blue Jays pitcher with Roger Clemens having an incredible season in 1997, it was certainly a memorable one.

Halladay only walked 32 batters that season which is astounding considering Halladay had a career high in innings pitched and starts.  It is unfortunate that the Blue Jays were not able to surround Halladay with a supporting cast in the rotation that could put the team in playoff contention.