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How Phillies Will Honor Roy Halladay This Season



    How Phillies Will Honor Roy Halladay This Season
    How Phillies will honor Roy Halladay this season

    The Phillies will posthumously induct Roy Halladay into the team's Wall of Fame.

    In addition, a flag bearing Halladay's No. 34 will be flown at Citizens Bank Park throughout the 2018 season. Halladay, who died tragically in a plane crash on Nov. 7 of last year, will be honored on Saturday, Aug. 4 prior to the team's game against the Marlins at 7:05 p.m.

    "[Halladay's sons] Braden, Ryan and I are so honored to have Roy remembered in this way," Halladay's wife Brandy, who will be on hand for the ceremony, said in a statement. "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."

    Acquired in a trade before the 2010 season from the Toronto Blue Jays, the "Doc" won 55 games and recorded 18 complete games and five shutouts during his four years in red pinstripes. He also threw only the second perfect game in team history and recorded only the second postseason no-hitter in MLB history. He won the National League Cy Young award in 2010.

    Halladay will be inducted along with former Pat Gillick. Gillick, the GM of the team that won the World Series in 2008, will be named the first executive inductee into the Wall of Fame. With Gillick as GM from 2006-2008, the team had a 266-220 record, captured two NL East titles and the second World Series in franchise history.