Phillies to Retire Roy Halladay’s #34

Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Per them:

Nice honor for the late Halladay, who died in a plane crash a couple of years ago. He was survived by his wife and sons.

34 will be the seventh shirt retired by the Phils, who also made these numbers untouchable:

  • Mike Schmidt (#20)
  • Steve Carlton (#32)
  • Richie Ashburn (#1)
  • Robin Roberts (#36)
  • Jim Bunning (#14)
  • (and Jackie Robinson’s #42 is retired league-wide)

They’ve also honored Grover Cleveland Alexander and Chuck Klein, the former who played when numbers didn’t exist and the latter who wore a variety of numbers.

‘Doc’ only played four seasons in Philadelphia but quickly became a fan favorite and famously tossed a perfect game and postseason no-hitter. His #32 was retired by the Blue Jays.

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12 Responses

  1. Phillies are to stingy in retiring numbers. I’d retire Tug, the Bull, Utley, JRoll, Ryan Howard, Cole H, Dick Allen, shit Pete Rose too.

  2. Not a fan at all of the sympathy number retiring. He had one great year year, One good, one mediocre and one terrible. Why Not Daulton before now then? Why Halladay before Utley, Rollins etc. and Bowa, McGraw etc.?

  3. He was a great player, and had some good to great years here, but this is too much. If Toronto wants to honor him this way, that’s fine, but I don’t think he has the longevity in Philly.

  4. Did I miss something? Did Halladay win something here? I’m saying #34 is being retired for the year Cliff Lee carried the Phillies to the World Series and led them to their only 2 wins against the Yankees

  5. I had a satellite dish crash on me and I was killed. I want my number 6 retired and I also took the Phillies to a World Series in 1983

  6. 55 Wins in four years, this is stupid. Why not Schilling with 101 Wins in nine years? Definitely Cole Hamels then with 114 Wins in ten seasons. The Phillies continue to prove that they are truly clueless.

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