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Congratulations Roy Halladay!

Halladay, Roy.jpgThe Syracuse Chiefs would like to congratulate former Chiefs pitcher Roy Halladay on winning his second career Cy Young Award today.

Halladay was a unanimous selection and, having also captured the AL Cy Young in 2003 with the Blue Jays, became only the fifth pitcher to win the award in both leagues.  He is also the 16th person to win the award multiple times, joining another former Chiefs hurler with multiple Cy Youngs: Denny McLain, who won the AL Cy Young in 1968 & 1969.
Before embarking on a career that has seen him accumulate 169 Major League wins, Halladay won 16 ballgames for the Chiefs over parts of the 1997 and 1998 seasons before spending the entire 1999 campaign with the Blue Jays.
He returned to Syracuse briefly in 2000 and 2001 as part of his well-documented “re-invention” under the tutelage of Mel Queen.  “Doc” struck out 13 batters in his final two starts for the Chiefs while allowing 12 hits and no walks in 14 innings.  The rest, as they say, is history.

FORMER CHIEF PAT DOBSON DIES

Former Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Pat Dobson passed away during the holiday weekend at the age of 64.  Dobson pitched for the Chiefs in 1964 and in 1965 and was part of the young guns in the Tigers organization that included Denny Mclain, Mickey Lolich and John Hiller.  He spent 13 years in the major leagues with Detroit, San Diego, Baltimore, Atlanta, Yankees and Clevelend.  In 1971 he won 20 games for the Orioles, who won the World Series.  He also pitched in the 1968 World Series with the Tigers.  Pat also spent parts of three years with the Yankees and won 19-games for the bombers in 1974.  He came to the Yankees from Atlanta in a deal that saw four Chiefs players Frank Tepedino, Wayne Nordhagen, Alan Closter and Dave Cheadle go from Syracuse to Richmond in the middle of the season.  Pat was born in Buffalo, NY but spent spent most of his life living in San Diego, CA.  He worked for the Padres organization in Player Development and Scouting after his baseball career ended. 

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