The legacy of Roy Halladay will now have a permanent mark in Phillies history, as he will posthumously be inducted into the 2018 Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame on Saturday, August 4, at Citizens Bank Park."This will be a very emotional evening as we not only honor the memory of
The legacy of Roy Halladay will now have a permanent mark in Phillies history, as he will posthumously be inducted into the 2018 Phillies Toyota Wall of Fame on Saturday, August 4, at Citizens Bank Park.
"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.
The induction ceremony will take place prior to the 7:05 p.m. game at Citizens Bank Park during Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities (August 2-5, vs. Miami Marlins). Phillies players who were part of Halladay's career, as well as Halladay's family, will participate in the ceremony to honor the beloved "Doc."
Halladay, who died tragically in November 2017 at the age of 40 after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, will be one of only four Phillies to be inducted into the Wall of Fame without a fan vote, joining Charlie Manuel, Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton. To be a member of the Wall of Fame is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a Phillie.
"Braden, Ryan and I are so honored to have Roy remembered in this way," said Brandy Halladay. "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."
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.
Halladay amassed numerous accolades in his four seasons with the Phillies (2010-13) and overall in his career:
PAT GILLICK NAMED INAUGURAL EXECUTIVE WALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
The Phillies are also celebrating another baseball legend on Toyota Wall of Fame Night: Pat Gillick, who will be named the first executive inductee into the Wall of Fame.
"The decision to honor Pat Gillick as the inaugural executive on the Wall of Fame was a unanimous one for the Phillies," added Buck. "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."
Gillick is currently in his 13th year with the Phillies. In that time, he has served as the team's general manager and president, and also as a senior advisor.
He originally joined the Phillies as senior vice president and general manager on November 2, 2005. During his time as GM, he built the club into back-to-back NL Eastern Division Champions (2007-08) and 2008 World Champions. The championship was the third of his 27-year career as a major league general manager and the second in the history of the Phillies franchise.
He was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2011, becoming just the fourth individual elected whose career has been defined nearly exclusively as a team architect.