On Tuesday, Roy Halladay made the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
The 16-year veteran won 203 games as a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies and earned the Cy Young Award in the National League and American League.
Halladay’s family responds
His family responded to his Hall of Fame honor in a statement written by Brandy thanking baseball writers for their voting support.
A statement from Brandy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/szsIE2si23
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) January 22, 2019
Braden acknowledged the announcement with a tribute to his father on Twitter.
A great honor for a great player and an even greater person, proud of you dad! I love you pic.twitter.com/I4rZlH5B3M
— Braden Halladay (@BradenHalladay) January 22, 2019
Halladay joins five others voted in posthumously
Halladay becomes the sixth player voted to the Hall of Fame posthumously, and the first since Rabbit Maranville in 1954. Christy Mathewson, Willie Keeler, Herb Pennock and Harry Heilman were the others.
Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente were inducted via special elections.
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• Jeter headlines star-studded 2020 ballot
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