Fam­ily, friends, team­mates say good­bye

Roy Hal­la­day re­mem­bered as amaz­ing team­mate and one of best pitch­ers of his gen­er­a­tion

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Fred Goodall

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, Hal­la­day played 12 sea­sons for the Toronto Blue Jays from 19982009 and four for the Phillies from 2009-13, go­ing 203-105 with a 3.38 ca­reer ERA.

The public memo­rial be­gan with a video trib­ute and

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Los An­ge­les Dodgers in­fielder Chase Ut­ley talks about his for­mer Philadel­phia Phillies team­mate, Roy Hal­la­day dur­ing a memo­rial trib­ute for Hal­la­day at the Phillies spring train­ing base­ball sta­dium, Tues­day in Clearwater, Fla.

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