Roy Halladay's storied MLB career is reportedly over. According to numerous reports, Halladay—who is just 36—is going to sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays later today and call it a career. Most recently, he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies after spending about a decade with the Blue Jays. But shoulder problems plagued him all of last season, which is why he's going to walk away from the game of baseball.
Will he walk into the Hall of Fame, though? Although Halladay doesn't have a World Series ring, he will finish his career with 203 wins, two Cy Young awards, one postseason no-hitter, and eight All-Star appearances. And that has a lot of people stumping for him when it comes to the Hall of Fame right now. Just check out the reaction that some Twitter users had to the news about Halladay's retirement below. Do you think Halladay deserves to be in the HOF?
Roy Halladay doesn't have the traditional milestones for a hall of fame pitcher, but he'd get my vote for sure.— Rob Guerrera (@StatsNBCSports) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay retiring without a ring is the saddest thing in sports. Should be a lock for Hall of Fame though— Dan Schmidt (@3DPhillySports) December 9, 2013
Roy halladay could definitely make it into the hall of fame, so dominant— eddie mead (@emead13) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay seems to win the "best at his position" argument for a good six- to eight-year span, in my view. #HallofFame— Ian Casselberry (@iancass) December 9, 2013
If Roy Halladay isnt a first ballot hall of famer...... the hall of fame is a joke— Dennis Menace (@TinMansBrain) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay had one hell of a career. Sad to see him leave but best of luck to the guy.. #HallOfFame— Ty Kirk (@whatuKIRKinwit) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay.. Retiring as a Jay.. Best jays pitcher ever..def hall of fame worthy.. Great career— Amar Dulku (@Amar_Dulku) December 9, 2013
Sad to hear that Roy Halladay is retiring. What a treat it was to watch Doc pitch. Without a doubt, hall of fame in my book.— Zach Wolfe (@Zach_Wolfe) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay is retiring. He's Hall of Fame ish— Dave Brownyonvirgin (@AnswerDave) December 9, 2013
Roy Halladay is a first-ballot Hall of Fame Pitcher.— Michael Davalos (@michaelidavalos) December 9, 2013
[via Hardball Talk]