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In Cooperstown, a Hall of Famer Is Remembered by His Wife

Calla Kessler/The New York Times

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The ideas have surrounded Brandy Halladay — while waiting in line in the car, while taking a shower, in so many mundane moments across six months since her husband, Roy, received baseball’s highest honor. The task was essential but with no recent precedent: how to put into words the Hall of Fame career of a young man who was not here to do it himself.

Roy Halladay was 40 years old when the plane he was piloting plunged into the Gulf of Mexico near his home in Odessa, Fla.