Roy Halladay began his Hall of Fame career with the Toronto Blue Jays. On Wednesday, Toronto honored the soon to be Hall of Famer by drafting his son, Braden Halladay.
The Blue Jays selected Braden in the 32nd round of the MLB Draft. Not coincidentally, 32 is the same number that his late father wore in Toronto.
Between Halladay, Cavan Biggio, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays definitely have an affinity for sons of Hall of Famers.
Though, in this case, Halladay will not sign with Toronto. Shortly after he was drafted Halladay tweeted that he’d be honoring his committment to Penn State.
Halladay’s father, Roy, broke into the majors with the Blue Jays in 1998. He remained with Toronto through the 2009 season, after which he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Halladay finished his career with a 203-105 record, a 3.38 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP. He passed away in 2017 when a plane he was piloting crashed. Halladay was posthumously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined this summer.