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Penn State Baseball: Braden Halladay, Son Of Roy Halladay Commits To Penn State

by on December 09, 2017 3:21 PM

Penn State baseball has landed the services of pitcher Braden Halladay, the son of former Phillies' pitcher Roy Halladay. The class of 2019 right-hander comes in at 6-foot-3, 150 pounds and hails from Odessa, Florida.

"Beyond honored and excited to announce my commitment to The Penn State University!" Halladay tweeted.

The news of course is bittersweet as Halladay continues to mourn the passing of his father this November who died in an airplane accident off the coast of Florida.

“How you want to treat others, live a life of baseball and fatherhood – he exemplified the best and the most humble loving person,” Former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels said at Halladay's service. “It’s something that I know I strive to tell my boys, to drive to be the best, strive for excellence. Find somebody who is going to make you better. Roy did that for me. But even at the same time, you have to understand what you have to do with that. When you become the best, what do you do? Roy showed everyone what to do. He was not boastful. He was the most humble human being I’ve ever met. The type of talent and integrity he had in the game of baseball.

"And on the outside? He was a loving father, a loving husband. And that right there really exemplifies more than the game of baseball. We live a fortunate life to play the game of baseball, but it’s what we do with it after the fact. I think that’s something that’s summed up here, Brandy, Braden, and Ryan, we’re here for you. You guys hold such a special part in our heart and Roy’s legacy lives with you guys and we want to be a part of that.”

Penn State baseball opens its 2018 season on February 16th.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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