3) Doc gets the call to the Hall
There was a lot of frustration from Blue Jays fans when Halladay’s wife and sons decided not to choose a logo for his cap, after he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in January this year – on his first ballot no less. In reality though, people should just be saddened that he isn’t still alive to take part in his induction at Cooperstown.
Further, the 1995 17th overall draft pick will always be a Blue Jay, regardless of whether or not there is a logo on his cap in the Hall. In this respect, it is to be hoped that everyone will take the time to celebrate his fantastic career during the induction ceremony in July.
Certainly, there is a lot to celebrate when it comes to Halladay. His resume includes; two Cy Young Awards, eight All-Star appearances, pitching a perfect game and throwing a postseason no-hitter.
More than that though, speak to any of his generation’s best hitters, and they all agree how tough it was to face Halladay. His work ethic, passion and discipline will help him stand forever as prime example of what you can achieve if you truly put your heart into something.