Remembering Roy Halladay, The Arvada West Pitcher Who Became A Major League Great

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A memento in remembrance of former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay is shown outside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Roy Halladay, who died Tuesday in a plane crash in Florida, was an eight-time major league baseball All-Star; he was one of just six players to win the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in baseball, in both the American and National leagues. He was one of just two pitchers to throw a no-hitter during the postseason.

But before all that, Halladay, who played for Toronto and Philadelphia during his 16-year career, learned how to play the game under Coach Jim Capra at Arvada West High School. Photo: AC Roy Halladay Remembrance Action

Capra, now the head coach at Adams State University, spoke with Colorado Matters about the start of Halladay's career, and how he became arguably the best baseball player to come from Colorado.