The late Roy Halladay is joining the list of all-time Phillies greats whose numbers are retired.
On Friday, May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of Halladay’s perfect game, fans are invited to join the Phillies as they officially retire No. 34 on Roy Halladay Number Retirement Night at Citizens Bank Park prior to that evening’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Nationals.
During the pregame ceremony, Halladay’s number will be unveiled above the rooftop in Ashburn Alley. A six foot high No. 34 statue will also be unveiled at the Third Base Plaza.
Halladay, who died tragically in November 2017 at the age of 40, amassed numerous accolades in his four seasons with the Phillies (2010-13) and overall in his career:
- On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history, as the Phillies beat the Florida Marlins, 1-0. It was the second perfect game in Phillies history (Jim Bunning – 6/21/64).
- On October 6, 2010, in his first postseason start, Halladay threw the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS. Halladay is the only pitcher who has tossed a regular-season no-hitter and a postseason no-hitter in the same year.
- During his four seasons with the Phillies, Halladay won the 2010 Cy Young Award and was selected to two All-Star teams, including being named the starting pitcher in 2011. He also led all major league pitchers in complete games (18) and ranked fourth in the National League in wins (55).
- In addition, Halladay was posthumously enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21, 2019, in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Individual game tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 12 at phillies.com.