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06/24/2010

Missing the Doc

Well, the G8/20 will deny Toronto fans the opportunity to see Roy "Doc" Halladay in action.

Halladay, the Jays record holder for wins in a season, 22, and second on the all-time win list, 148, would have brought his 8-6 record to the Rogers Centre friday for the series opener.

Instead the much anticipated game will happen in Philadelphia.

A look through the archives brings back memories of Doc's reign in Toronto.

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ANDREW WALLACE - April 6, 2009 - Toronto Blue Jays starting picture Roy Halladay warms up in outfield prior to opening day start against Detroit Tigers at the Rogers Centre.  

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DAVID COOPER - Feb 14 2008 - Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay leaves his hat and glove near the foul line as he runs on the field. Toronto Blue Jays held their first formal workout for pitcher and catchers on the first day that player may report to camp Thursday morning under cool but sunny skies. 

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TONY BOCK - March 25 1998 - Prospects Roy Halladay works with pitching coach Phil Monbouquette on his grip.

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 PETER POWER - January 22 2004 -Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay was in Toronto to attend a press conference held at the Rogers building to announce his new contract for $42M over four years.

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STEVE RUSSELL - February 20, 2004 - Summer Halladay. Roy Halladay walks along a Clearwater beach while filming a Toronto Blue Jays promotional commercial. The Toronto Blue Jays begin to arrive at their Dunedin, Florida training complex,.

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STEVE RUSSELL - February 22, 2004 - Roy Halladay fields a ball As the first official workout began for pitchers and catchers at The Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin, Florida training complex.  

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PETER POWER - May 10, 2005 - Roy Halladay shows off his defensive skills, and the fact that he has the ball after tagging Ruben Gotay out at home plate on a pass ball during the Toronto Blue Jays versus the Kansas City Royals at the Rogers Centre.  

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RICK EGLINTON - July 17, 20005 - Pregame,  Jays and family take to the field including Jays pitcher Roy Halladay and son Ryan get in a little ball tossing.

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AARON LYNETT - August 14, 2007. Jays ace Roy Halladay takes a towel full of shaving cream to the face from teammate A.J. Burnett after pitching a complete game and earning his 14th win of season as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in the first of a three game series.

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RICK EGLINTON - September 27, 2003 Pitcher Roy Halladay breaks team record for the most wins, 22.

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VINNIE TALOTTA - June 8, 2008 - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay shows some rare emotion after throwing a strike out against the Baltimore Orioles.

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TONY BOCK - July 11, 2008 - Roy Halladay reacts to Alex Rodriguez lining out to first base to end the game. Halladay pitched a two hit shutout. 

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RENE JOHNSTON - February 16,  2009. -  Jays ace pitcher Roy Halladay stretches with a rubber band at Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin Florida. 

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DAVID COOPER - March 11, 2009 -  Toronto Blue jays ace Roy Halladay went 4 complete innings giving up only 1 hit, 1 walk, and 4 K's in a spring training game played at Dunedin Stadium Florida. 

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CARLOS OSORIO - July 17, 2009 - Pitching Lessons - Roy Halladay shows Faris Adamou (left) and Joseph Bryan one of the ways to grip a baseball.  

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LUCAS OLENIUK - July 24, 2009 - Fans cheered for Roy Halladay Friday night at the Rogers Centre as he started against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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STEVE RUSSELL - August 4, 2009 - Starting pitcher Roy Halladay works up a sweat as the Toronto Blue Jays play the New York Yankees.

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STEVE RUSSELL - August 24, 2009 - After warming up Roy Halladay walks to the dugout. he dropped to 13-7 after the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-7 at the Rogers Centre.

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STEVE RUSSELL - August 4, 2009 - After giving up back to back home runs in the eighth inning Roy Halladay tries to compose himself in the dug out before the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays lose 5-3 to the New York Yankees.   

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STEVE RUSSELL - August 24, 2009 - Roy Halladay pitches in the first inning as the Toronto Blue Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre.

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RICHARD LAUTENS - July 19, 2009 - Roy Halladay walks off the field as spectators let him know how they feel about him. The Toronto Blue Jays today beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 at the Rogers Centre.  Pitcher Roy Halladay pitched a complete game amid trade rumours. Halladay would be perfect in Philadelpia pitching the twentith perfect game in Major League history.

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STEVE RUSSELL -  February 20, 2003 - Roy Halladay walks along a Clearwater beach after filming a Toronto Blue Jays promotional commercial.

  

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I like the current crop of young Jays pitchers. That being said, we may never see the likes of Roy Halladay again. A complete pitcher with a huge heart, unmatched work ethic and, by all accounts, a very fine person too. I hope he wins a World Series; it's a shame it won't be as a Blue Jay.

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