Phillies pitcher Roy “Doc” Halladay died in a plane crash in 2017. Now, after being posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Phillies are retiring his number, 34, this year.
His number will be retired in a ceremony on May 29th, the tenth anniversary of Halladay’s memorable perfect game, the second perfect game in Phillies history.
A 6 ft. tall statue will be placed in the Third Base Plaza of Citizens Bank Park to remember his number. Special guests will be in attendance for the pre-game ceremony. Fans will receive a Roy Halladay Retired Number statue.
The 7:05pm, Friday Night game against the Nationals will be open for single-game tickets buyers on Wednesday, the 12th, when all remaining tickets are available.
Halladay’s number 32, when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays, was retired in 2018. He played for the Phillies from 2010 to 2013.
What a great way to remember such a legendary player. Halladay will always be remembered as one of the greats and now he will always be number 34.