Phillies fan finally goes to zoo with Roy Halladay after blogging about it

Phillies fan finally goes to zoo with Roy Halladay after blogging about it

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 (UPI) --A Philadelphia blogger who writes about going to the zoo with ex-MLB pitcher Roy Halladay finally got his chance to do it.
Evan Bleier
Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay retires

Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay retires

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay, who won the Cy Young Award in both leagues, said Monday he is retiring from baseball.
MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander did not allow a hit until the seventh inning Thursday while earning Detroit a berth in the AL Championship Series with a 3-0 win over Oakland.

MLB: Miami 4, Philadelphia 0

MIAMI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Nelson Eovaldi blanked the Phillies over 7 2/3 innings Monday and the Miami Marlins scored three eighth-inning runs to secure their 4-0 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Philadelphia 6, Miami 4

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Chase Utley homered en route to four RBI and Roy Halladay fired six solid innings Tuesday, sending the Philadelphia Phillies over Miami 6-4.

MLB: Philadelphia 10, San Diego 5

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Carlos Ruiz and Cesar Hernandez each had a two-run double in a six-run first inning Thursday, vaulting Philadelphia to a 10-5 victory over San Diego.

MLB: Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 5

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Young singled in Roger Bernadina in the ninth inning Friday, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Philadelphia 9, Arizona 5

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay returned from an injury with a strong outing Sunday, holding Arizona to two runs in the Philadelphia's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Miami 3

MIAMI, May 21 (UPI) -- Tyler Cloyd hurled seven solid innings and Ryan Howard backed him with three RBI Tuesday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 7-3 win over Miami.
Roy Halladay has shoulder surgery

Roy Halladay has shoulder surgery

PHILADELPHIA, May 16 (UPI) -- Philadelphia starting pitcher Roy Halladay has undergone surgery on his right shoulder and could return to pitching this season, the Phillies said.
Roy Halladay goes on disabled list

Roy Halladay goes on disabled list

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was placed on the disabled list Monday due to right shoulder inflammation, the Philadelphia Phillies said.

Phillies hurler Roy Halladay admits to sore shoulder after pounding

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay admitted Sunday after a second straight poor start he is suffering from a sore shoulder.

MLB: Miami 14, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Adeiny Hechavarria belted a grand slam en route to seven RBI and Justin Ruggiano homered twice Sunday in Miami's 14-2 rout of Philadelphia.

MLB: Cleveland 14, Philadelphia 2

CLEVELAND, April 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Raburn keyed a seven-homer Cleveland assault with a pair of clouts Tuesday and the Indians pummeled Philadelphia 14-2 in an interleague rout.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 2 (7 1/2 inn.)

PHILADELPHIA, April 19 (UPI) -- John Mayberry ignited a five-run first inning with an RBI double Friday and Philadelphia went on to record a rain-shortened, 8-2 win over St. Louis.
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Roy Halladay
Toronto Blue Jays and American League All Star Roy Halladay delivers a pitch to the National League in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis during the MLB All Star Game on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III (born May 14, 1977), nicknamed "Doc", is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. His nickname, coined by the late Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, is a reference to Wild West gunslinger "Doc" Holliday.

He was the Blue Jays' first draft selection in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, the 17th pick overall, and played for the team from 1998 through 2009, after which he was traded to Philadelphia. Halladay is known for his ability to effectively pitch deep into games, and is currently the active major league leader in complete games with 66, including 20 shutouts.

On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history, beating the Florida Marlins by a score of 1–0. On October 6, 2010, in his first post-season start, Halladay threw the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history (Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series being the first) against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS. It was his second no-hitter of the year (following the May 29 perfect game), making Halladay the fifth pitcher in major league history (and the first since Nolan Ryan in 1973) to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season. Halladay has won 2 Cy Young Awards, in 2003 and 2010.

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