It is Alumni Weekend down at the ballpark and former Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay and former Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick were added to the Phillies Wall of Fame in a ceremony last night (August 4th) before the ballgame.
Roy Halladay (who sadly passed away last November) played for the Phillies from 2010-2013. During his four season with the Phils, Doc would pitch a perfect game against the Miami Marlins on May 29, 2010 as well as a post-season no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds during Game 1 of the 2010 National League Divisional Series.
Halladay's wife Brandy and his two sons accepted the Wall of Fame induction in his honor and Brandy gave a beautiful speech honoring Doc. Carlos Ruiz then unveiled Halladay's Wall of Fame Plaque.
|Charlie and Brandy Halladay...|
|Brandy Halladay gives beautiful speech honoring her husband....|
|Chooch unveils Halladay Wall of Fame Plaque...|
|Doc Wall of Fame Plaque|
Pat Gillick served as the Phillies General Manager from 2006-2008 and later as Phillies President from 2014-2015. It was during Gillick's time as GM that the Phillies won the World Series in 2008.
|Gillick Wall of Fame Plaque|
I just want to congratulate both Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick for earning their places on the Phillies Wall of Fame. I just wish that Doc was still here so he could have been a part of it.
Talk to you soon,