His father wore number 32, and he was drafted in the 32nd round of the MLB draft.
The Toronto Blue Jays have brought 17 year old Braden Halliday into the fold, though it may be a symbolic, feel-good move more than anything else. He is committed to Penn State University, foregoing a professional career to play in the NCAA. He can re-enter the MLB draft In three years as a college junior.
The younger Halliday was born during his dad’s 12-season tenure with the Jays.
While he was with the Canadian national junior team last year he pitched against the Jays in an exhibition game in Dunedin.
Roy Halliday died in a plane crash in 2017. He was just 40 years of age. He won a Cy Young Award as a Blue Jay in 2003 and was inducted this year into the Baseball Hall of Fame.