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Memorial service to celebrate former star Jays pitcher Halladay

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 at 8:51 am EDT

A memento in remembrance of former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay is shown outside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Nov. 8, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

Former star pitcher Roy Halladay, who was the face of the Toronto Blue Jays for about a decade, will be remembered Tuesday in a memorial service.

A celebration of Halladay’s life is scheduled for this afternoon at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla., the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The service will be open to the public, and a sizable contingent from the Blue Jays is expected to attend.

Halladay was killed when the sport plane he was flying crashed in the Gulf of Mexico last week. He was 40.

The Denver native played in Toronto from 1998-2009, posting a 148-76 record with a 3.43 earned-run average and winning the American League’s Cy Young award as top pitcher in 2003.

He spent the next four seasons with Philadelphia, pitching a perfect game in 2010 en route to winning the National League’s Cy Young award.

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