It has become a tradition for the Phillies to induct at least one player every season onto their Wall of Fame. The tradition started back in 1978 with Robin Roberts and has continued every season up until now. It is a way to honor some of the Phillies All-Time Greats. With their name going up on the wall either in the 200 level at Veteran’s Stadium or now in the Left Field Plaza at Citizen’s Bank Park.
We already saw two names, former owner Ruly Carpenter, and former GM John Quinn, go up onto the wall this season. But there is one more name waiting to go up on the wall this season. Tonight, Scott Rolen is being inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. He will join 46 other Phillies legends who have already been inducted.
Whether or not Rolen belongs up there is a matter of some debate among fans. Not because people don’t think he is good enough. He is undoubtedly one of the best 3rd basemen in Phillies history, with only Mike Schmidt and Dick Allen ahead of him. But fans still feel some type of way about Rolen forcing his way out of Philly, to land in St Louis. A place he dubbed “baseball heaven.” And even 20 years later, many fans still have not forgiven the recently inducted Hall of Famer.
Regardless of what some fans think, or want, he is going up on that wall. But who is he joining up on that wall?