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Fam­ily, friends, team­mates say fi­nal good­bye to ‘Doc’ Hal­la­day

CLEAR­WA­TER, FLA. » Two-time Cy Young Award win­ner Roy Hal­la­day was re­mem­bered Tues­day as an amaz­ing hus­band, fa­ther, friend and team­mate who was one of the best pitch­ers of his gen­er­a­tion but an even bet­ter man.

A 91-minute “Cel­e­bra­tion of Life for Roy Hal­la­day” at­tracted more than 1,000 peo­ple to Spec­trum Field, the spring train­ing home of the Philadel­phia Phillies, one of two fran­chises Hal­la­day played for dur­ing a stel­lar 16-year ca­reer.

“The man made the ballplayer,” Phillies owner John Mid­dle­ton said, “not the other way around.”

Hal­la­day died Nov. 7 at age 40 when the pri­vate plane he was pi­lot­ing crashed into the Gulf of Mex­ico off the coast of Florida.

The eight-time All-Star who pitched a per­fect game and a play­off no-hit­ter played 12 sea­sons for the Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and four for the Phillies from 2009-13, go­ing 203-105 with a 3.38 ca­reer ERA.

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