Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1995 amateur draft. Signed June30, 1995.
Signed by: Bus Campbell, Chris Bourjos
Harry Leroy Halladay III was born in 1977 in the Denver suburb of Arvada. His father flew planes for a food processing company; his mother stayed home to raise the kids. From an early age, Halladay gravitated to America's pastime, and like any kid growing up playing baseball, he sampled every position on the field. By 14, he'd had so much success on the pitcher's mound that he attracted the attention of major league scouts. In 1995, when he finished high school, he was picked up by the Jays in the amateur draft. Four seasons in the minors later, the strapping righty made the team and immediately proved his worth. In his second game in 1998, he almost tossed a no-hitter--an astonishing feat for any pitcher (only Dave Stieb has accomplished this as a Blue Jay), let alone a rookie.
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