Wheeler: Halladay Was Always Very Cordial And Very Competitive
The sad news became public Tuesday afternoon that former Phillies and Blue Jays Pitcher Roy Halladay passed away at the age of 40. Halladay was one of the top pitchers of the 2000's and spent his final 4 seasons of his career with the Phillies. Roy was 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA during his time in Philadelphia along with 18 Complete Games and Five Shoutouts, famously pitching a Perfect Game and No-Hitter in the same season.
Former Phillies Broadcaster Chris Wheeler joined The Sports Bash on Tuesday with his memories of Halladay:
“He’s not the kind of guy you go up to and he’ll slap you on the back or talk to you or those kinds of things, but he was always very cordial and he was very competitive. He was like Lefty, I never thought I’d see anybody as competitive as Steve Carlton and as prepared as Steve Carlton (but) Roy Halladay was like that. Every time he went out there you thought he had a chance to do something special and we saw him do two amazing things in one season when he pitched a Perfect Game and a No-Hitter…..Everything was very, very detailed with him; he’s also a very good person too and you’ll hear a lot of that about him. He’s quiet but he did a lot of things for his teammates.”
Hear what Wheeler had to say about Halladay's work ethic and some of his favorite stories that encapsulate the Pitcher nicknamed "Doc"