Sport Blue Jays to retire Roy Halladay's number

18:05  12 february  2018
18:05  12 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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The Blue Jays will honor Roy Halladay in a big way.

The team on Monday announced it will retire the late pitcher's uniform number March 29 during a pregame ceremony ahead of its opening day matchup against the Yankees.

The Blue Jays also will wear a No. 32 patch on their uniform tops throughout the 2018 season.

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Halladay, 40, died in November when the small plane he was flying crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa. The eight-time All-Star spent 12 seasons with the Blue Jays and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2003 before being traded to the Phillies, with whom he pitched for four seasons before retiring after the 2013 season.

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