Roy Halladay to throw out first pitch in Blue Jays home opener

Brandon Wile
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A Toronto Blue Jays legend will once again tow the rubber at the Rogers Centre, even if it's only for one pitch. 

Roy Halladay announced Thursday that he will be on hand for the team's home opener Friday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees. 

The six-time All-Star spent 12 seasons in Toronto, finishing with a 148-76 record while winning a Cy Young award in 2003.