TWO-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) at a news conference at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
"As a baseball player, you realize that's something you can't do the rest of your life," Halladay said. "I really don't have any regrets. You realize there's other things for you to accomplish in life."
Halladay’s decision was triggered by an impending back surgery and the need to spend more time with his family.
Halladay signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent a bulk of his pitching career.