Philadelphia Phillies to retire Roy Halladay’s No. 34 in May ceremony


No member of the Philadelphia Phillies will wear the No. 34 again.

The Phillies announced Tuesday that they will retire the number worn by the late Roy Halladay for four seasons in the early 2010s in a ceremony in May. The Phillies will also unveil a six-foot tall statue of the No. 34 outside Citizens Bank Park, which is similar to what the team has done with other retired numbers.

Halladay is the sixth player to have his number retired by the Phillies, joining Richie Ashburn (1), Robin Roberts (36), Steve Carlton (32), Mike Schmidt (20) and Jim Bunning (14). The Phillies also retired Jackie Robinson’s No. 42, and the team honors Grover Cleveland Alexander and Chuck Klein on its Wall of Fame.

The Phillies will hold Roy Halladay Number Retirement Night at Citizens Bank Park on May 29 before their game against the Washington Nationals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Fans in attendance will receive a Roy Halladay Retired Number Statue.

Individual game tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The date is the 10th anniversary of Halladay’s perfect game against the Florida Marlins. It was the 20th perfect game in baseball history.

Halladay, who died in a plane crash in November…

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