The Phillies have announced their Wall of Fame inductees for 2018, posthumously honoring the late Roy Halladay, and the general manager who guided the team to its 2008 World Series title, Pat Gillick.
The ceremony, set for August 4, will take place before the start of the team’s 7:05 pm game against the Miami Marlins as part of Phillies Alumni Weekend.
Halladay, who died last November in a plane crash at just 40 years old, was with the Phillies from 2010-2013 and went 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA in those four seasons, winning the Cy Young Award in his first year while leading the NL in wins (21), innings pitched (250.2), complete games (9), shutouts (4) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.30). He followed that up with a 19-6 season in 2011 as part of the team’s “Super Rotation” that led to a 102-win season, a franchise record. Halladay finished second to Clayton Kershaw in the Cy Young voting that season.
Halladay also became just the second person in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the postseason, hurling a no-hit, one-walk gem in his first-ever career playoff start against the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS.
Earlier in the season, he tossed the franchise’s second-ever perfect game against the Marlins in Miami in May.
Halladay becomes just the fourth member of the Wall of Fame to be elected without a fan vote, joining Charlie Manuel, Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt. The team announced players who were part of Halladay’s career, as well as family members, will participate in the ceremony. A flag bearing Halladay’s No. 34 will also be flown at Citizens Bank Park for the entire 2018 season.
Halladay’s induction was expected, but Gillick was a bit of a surprise, the first executive inductee in the Wall of Fame.
Gillick joined the Phils as senior vice president and GM in November of 2005 and, in just his second season at the helm, formed the roster that won the team’s first NL East title since 1993. The following year, with the key additions of Brad Lidge, Joe Blanton and Matt Stairs, the team won their first world championship since 1980 and the second in franchise history.
That 2008 season was his last as a GM, but Gillick has stayed with the team ever since, now in his 13th year with the Phillies, currently serving as a senior adviser. Gillick was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July of 2011.