— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 4, 2020
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.