Phillies adding Roy Halladay to Wall of Fame

Phillies to honor Roy Halladay
The Phillies will honor the late Roy Halladay with an induction onto their Wall of Fame this summer. The club also announced that Pat Gillick, who constructed the 2008 World Series championship roster, will be the first executive inducted onto the Wall of Fame.

Halladay died in November when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.

“Braden, Ryan and I are so honored to have Roy remembered in this way,” Roy’s widow, Brandy Halladay, said, referring to their children. “He will be in great company with other Phillies legends who are on the Wall of Fame. The decision made by the Phillies to induct Roy without a fan vote makes it even more meaningful. I look forward to fans and the community coming out to celebrate this special occasion with us.”

Hallday is just the fourth person in franchise history to be honored without a fan vote.

The future Hall-of-Famer pitched with the Phillies from 2010-13, winning the 2010 National League Cy Young Award. He also threw a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in 2010.

In addition to the Wall of Fame ceremony, a flag bearing his No. 34 will be flown at Citizens Bank Park for the 2018 season as a tribute to Halladay’s contributions to the club.

“This will be a very emotional evening as we not only honor the memory of Roy Halladay, but also pay tribute to his extraordinary accomplishments on the mound as he becomes the 39th inductee of the Phillies Wall of Fame,” said David Buck, Phillies executive vice president.

Gillick is currently in his 13th year with the Phillies and was the architect of the organization's second World Series championship and the first two of five consecutive NL East titles from 2007-11. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

"Pat's illustrious career and impact on the game is one to be celebrated with fans, and we look forward to recognizing his amazing contributions to baseball on this historic day," Buck said.
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