Phillies to retire Roy Halladay's jersey number on anniversary of perfect game

Phillies to honor Roy Halladay, retire number
The Phillies have announced that they will retire the number of late Hall of Famer Roy Halladay on May 29 at Citizens Bank Park. All fans that night will receive a Roy Halladay Retired Number Statue presented by Valley Forge & Montco Tourism.

“Roy Halladay made an indelible mark on Phillies history with so many spectacular moments, including his perfect game and postseason no-hitter,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “His impact on the game was evident by his induction into the Hall of Fame. We are honored to have Roy join an elite group of players to have their numbers retired by the Phillies.”

The special event will take place on the 10th anniversary of Halladay’s perfect game, the 20th in Major League Baseball history. That evening will also feature the unveiling of a six-foot-high, No. 34 statue at the Third Base Plaza, providing photo opportunities for fans upon entrance to the ballpark. This statue is similar to the other retired number statues at the Left Field Plaza.

Halladay, who died tragically in November 2017 at the age of 40, amassed numerous accolades in his four seasons with the Phillies (2010-13) and overall in his career:

During his four seasons in Philadelphia, Halladay won the 2010 Cy Young Award and was a two-time All-Star selection. He also led all hurlers over that span with 18 complete games.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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