Roy Halladay will forever be remembered by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays announced on Monday they will retire the late pitcher’s number, 32, on Opening Day, March 29, and wear a commemorative No. 32 patch for the 2018 season.
The announcement was made on Twitter, which included a short montage video of Halladay pitching and the hashtag #DocForever.
Halladay died at the age of 40 in November after he crashed his small, personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico. An autopsy revealed the former pitcher had amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system at the time of the crash.
Halladay, a two-time Cy Young award winner and eight-time All-Star, spent 12 of his 16 seasons in MLB with the Blue Jays before finishing his career with the Phillies.
He won his first Cy Young in Toronto in 2003 when he went 22-7 and led the league with nine complete games — two shutouts — while striking out 204 batters in a league-leading 266 innings pitched.
Halladay is second in Blue Jays franchise history in wins, strikeouts and shutouts and will join Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar as the only other Blue Jay to have his number retired.
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