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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Halladay Gives Baum & Macier Watches to Phillies Organization

It’s not often that a sports story makes it on to the pages of JNN, but here it is. On May 29, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Florida Marlins, not allowing an opposing player to get on base. During the 135 years of Major League Baseball, a perfect game has been pitched 20 times. It is a rare feat. After all, it doesn’t get any better than perfect.

On Tuesday, to thank his teammates and others in the Phillies organization, Halladay gave each person a Baum & Macier watch, including coaches, clubhouse personnel and other staffers (even the bat boy), according to media reports. The 60 or so watches were engraved on the back with the date of the game and the linescore. Every watch was
personalized with the person’s name engraved on the back of their watch. The watches came enclosed in a brown box with the inscription, “We did it Together. Thanks, Roy Halladay.”

There are no details on the model of the watch given, whether it was the William Baume pictured, or another model.

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