Roy “Doc” Halladay is a first-ballot hall of famer.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) January 22, 2019
Halladay, who passed tragically in a plane crash in November 2017, received 85.4% of the vote; 10% more than the minimum to be inducted to the hall of fame.
Brandy Halladay released a statement on her late husband.
Brandy Halladay, on Doc making the Hall of Fame. He received 85.4 percent of the vote. pic.twitter.com/wMhzkoAhsR
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) January 22, 2019
Doc’s former teammates, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels spoke on his behalf as well.
Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Cole Hamels on Roy Halladay’s induction to the Hall of Fame: pic.twitter.com/9efjGcMIip
— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) January 22, 2019
Halladay is an 8-time all-star, two-time Cy Young winner, threw a post-season no hitter, threw a perfect game, two-time MLB wins leader, Phillies Wall of Fame inductee and to this day has the thrown the most complete games since 2009. Aside from watching Brad Lidge close out the 2008 World Series, Halladay’s post-season no hitter is the best thing I’ve seen as a Phillies fan. In fact, the MLB Network released a 7 minute oral history of that game.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 22, 2019
Halladay was one-of-a-kind; we’re lucky to have had him play here for four years. Congrats, Doc (and the Halladay family) and thanks for the memories.