This Day In Sports History (November 11th) — Roy Halladay

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It was on this day in 2003 that Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Roy Halladay was named the American League Cy Young award winner.  Halladay was the run-away choice, as he finished with 26 out of a possible 28 first place votes.

Roy Halladay led the Major Leagues in several statistical categories including wins (22), innings pitched (266), and ground-outs (408).  His nine complete games and 36 games started were good enough for a tie for the Major League lead.  Halladay won 19 games the previous season and at the age of 26, established himself as one of the best young starting pitchers in baseball.

Unfortunately, age has finally caught up to him, as Halladay has struggled over the past couple of season.  But he’ll always have his glory days with the Jays to look back on.

Notable Birthdays

Steve Young, NFL – Born November 11th 1961 (age 52) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Steve Konowalchuk, NHL – Born November 11th 1972 (age 41) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Willie Parker, NFL – Born November 11th 1980 (age 33) in Clinton, North Carolina

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