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Halladay to be remembered Tuesday at Phillies' spring home

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, throws against the Cincinnati Reds during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, in Philadelphia. Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. He was 40.  (Jose F. Moreno/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, throws against the Cincinnati Reds during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, in Philadelphia. Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. He was 40. (Jose F. Moreno/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after throwing a no-hitter to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after throwing a no-hitter to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A celebration of Roy Halladay's life will take place next Tuesday at Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner died this week at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

"We remember him as an amazing father, loving husband and loyal friend," his family said in a statement Thursday. "He described each achievement as a team effort rather than an individual accomplishment, a true testament to his character and love for his teammates."

Halladay pitched for Toronto from 1998-2008 and for Philadelphia from 2009-13, going 203-105. He threw a perfect game in 2010 and that fall pitched only the second postseason no-hitter in big league history.

"He was an amazing coach for many youth teams, always showing patience and encouragement while reminding each child that they all had a role to play, a way to contribute and add value to their team," his family said. "His love for the game had no boundaries as we often saw him instructing and encouraging the players on opposing teams. Roy was selfless in every aspect of his life."

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