Brandy Halladay Biography
Brandy Halladay(née Gates) is a American homemaker known for being the wife of former professional baseball player Roy Halladay. On 21 July 2019, Brandy gave a beautiful speech for Roy’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction. The ceremony was in Cooperstown, New York.
Brandy is also an animal lover and does volunteer work ror “Rescue a Dog”. She started riding horses when she was very young and grew up wanting to own her own horse and even saved her own money to do so.
When Brandy moved to Florida with her husband, she bought her first show horse, named Supreme Detail. Over the past couple of years, Brandy has been actively in “Rescue a Dog,” an organization that tries to save dogs from euthanasia.
Brandy Halladay Age
Brandy Gates was born in Oregon, USA. Information regarding her age, date of birth or when she celebrates her birthday is not yet revealed.
Brandy Halladay Family
Brandy has two brothers Dustin Gates and Jared Gates. Information regarding her mother and father are not yet disclosed.
Brandy Halladay Husband
Brandy met Halladay in Colorado when they were just kids. The couple was raised Mormon and they have practiced it for some years. While in high school, Brandy’s family moved away and she lost touch with Roy. Brandy moved back to the area in 1996 and reconnected with Roy and started dating.
The couple got married two years later and first to Florida then heading to Toronto, Canada after Halladay inked a deal to pitch for the Blue Jays. He was later traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, he moved his family to Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Roy retired about a year later and the couple decided to list their home for sale. The couple sold it about three months later for “just above the asking price of $1.95 million.
Brandy Halladay Roy Hallady Death
Roy died on November 7, 2017 when the ICON A5 Founders Edition amphibious aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Halladay was the only occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash and that air traffic controllers had not received any mayday distress signals from the plane before the crash. This crash was reported to have happened about 0.25 mi (0.40 km) off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida in water 6 feet (1.83 m) deep.
Roy had been a fan of flying for most of his life and really wanted to obtain his pilot’s license after he retired from the Major Leagues. However, it took some convincing for Brandy to accept her husband’s love of flying.
Roy was reported to have tweeted four weeks before the accident about his excitement about acquiring the plane, which was reportedly registered in the name of Halladay’s father, a retired commercial pilot.
Brandy Halladay Children
Brandy and Roy have two sons together, Braden and Ryan. Their oldest son Braden committed to play baseball at Penn State shortly after Halladay’s death. Born in Toronto, Braden was invited to Baseball Canada’s U18 spring training camp on March 6, 2018, and pitched a scoreless inning in the Canadian Junior team’s exhibition game against the Blue Jays on March 17. As a tribute to Halladay, he was
selected by the Blue Jays in the 32nd round in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.
Brandy Halladay Speech
On Sunday 22 July 2019, as the Phillies-Pirates game went into a rain delay, Brandy took the podium at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.
She gave a beautiful speech full of love, gratitude and thanks commemorating his late husband Roy Halladay. In her speech she said, “To both of the teams that we were blessed to be a part of — the Blue Jays and the Phillies. Thank you for allowing us to grow up, to fail over and over and finally learn how to succeed within your organizations. There were some really amazing years but there were some really tough ones, too, and you never gave up on him.
More than anything, he would want both organizations to know that they hold a huge place in our heart and always will. Evidence of their love for us and our love for them, as well, was shown all week as they came together as one to celebrate Roy — and that means the world to me. To both organizations, I can’t thank you enough.
I think that Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect. We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another. We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments. Roy was blessed in his life and in his career to have some perfect moments, but I believe that they were only possible because of the man he strived to be, the teammate that he was and the people that he was so blessed to be on the field with.”