Former Baseball Player Roy Halladay Died in 2017: Know About His Family and Wife

Wed May,2018
Former Baseball Player Roy Halladay Died in 2017: Know About His Family and Wife Baseball

Harry Leroy Halladay iii, commonly known as Roy Halladay (Doc), was an American Baseball player who played for Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies in Major league Baseball (MLB). He debuted in MLB on September 20, 1998, and his last appearance was on September 23, 2013He was famous for his deep pitches in games, especially his ability to throw a hard-two seam. 

Halladay was leading a very happy married life after his retirement; he and his wife Brandy Halladay were raising two teenage sons when his untimely death left the woman and children all alone. Halladay died in a plane crash in 2017, at the age of 40.

A Family With Wife and Two Sons: Harry's Married Life

Halladay was married to wife Brandy Halladay nee Gates. They first met when they were kids back in Colorado living with their parents. However, the couple shortly lost contact when Brandy's family migrated but were together soon after she moved back.

They began dating in 1996 and only after 2 years of dating, they were married in 1998. They had a very stable and beautiful relationship. 

CAPTION: Roy Halladay with his Family SOURCE: InStride Edition

They were proud parents of two sons. Their first child, namely Branden Halladay, born on 14 August 2000, and their youngest son is Ryan Halladay. The family migrated along to the places required for their headman's career, location including Toronto and Philadelphia.

During their offseason, they lived in Tarpon Springs, Florida. After his retirement, they were permanently settled in Florida raising their teenage sons together.

An Adventure That Led To Roy Halladay's Early Death 

He retired early at the age of 37 due to constant back injuries and his desire to spend more time with his family.  Halladay was always active and loved to be on either air or water for sport and enjoyment.

Looking for post-retirement adventures, Halladay had purchased ICON A-5 aircraft which he gleefully posted about in his social media account 4 weeks prior to his mortal accident.

CAPTION: Roy Halladay SOURCE: Larry Brown Sports

The aircraft was purchased under the name of his father who was a retired commercial pilot, Harry Halladay Jr. On November 7, 2017, Halladay flew solitary on his brand new ICON A-5 that was later found crashed and upturned into the Gulf of Mexico in a shallow water of 6 feet.

Roy Halladay Legacy: Awards, Charities

The husband and wife duo both shared a common notion of giving back to the society. Halladay has donated many times his salary from Blue Jays to many charities.

The couple also shares their love for animals. Brandy is more especially into fostering dogs and horses and has taken care of animals whenever needed.

CAPTION: Braden Halladay SOURCE: Sportsnet

Halladay was included 8 times in All-Star matches between 2002 to 2011.  He was a major inspiration for his teenage sons, especially his eldest son Braden. After his death, Braden has committed to play baseball at Penn State.

He accepted the invitation for U18 spring training camp hosted by Baseball Canada and pitched a scoreless inning in the Canada Junior team's exhibition game on 17 March 2018, playing against the Blue Jays.