Eight-time All-Star Roy Halladay had his number raised to the rafters in a pregame Opening Day ceremony on March 29, 2018.
Doc’s wife, Brandy, and two sons, Braden and Ryan, took the field with former Blue Jays players, Pat Hentgen, Chris Carpenter, Paul Quantrill, Scott Rolen, Jose Cruz Jr., Jason Fraser, Paul Spoljaric and Cito Gaston for the ceremony.
Halladay, who passed away in a plane crash on November 7, 2017, had his number 32 displayed as a commemorative patch on the left sleeve of all Blue Jays uniforms throughout the 2018 season
”Through Roy’s values, pride, work ethic, and perseverance, he epitomized what it means to be a Blue Jay. And while his legacy is clear, it goes far beyond the number on his back or his on-field accomplishments, serving as a shining example of how to live a meaningful life and positively impact others.”
President & CEO,
Toronto Blue Jays