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#pounditWednesday, August 4, 2021

Family of Roy Halladay issues statement about Hall of Fame induction

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame for the class of 2019. The late Cy Young Award-winning pitcher last played in 2013 and was elected to the Hall in his first year on the ballot, receiving 85.4 percent of votes.

After his induction was announced, his wife released a statement.

“Being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is every boy’s dream. To stand on that stage in Cooperstown and deliver your acceptance speech in front of baseball’s most enthusiastic fans is something that every baseball player aspires o achieve, and Roy was no exception. But that was not Roy’s goal. It was not his goal to have those three letters of his 16-year career. Tonight’s announcement is the end result of that effort. If only Roy were here to personally express his gratitude for this honor, what an even more amazing day this would be. I would like to extend special thanks to the baseball writers for the overwhelming percentage of votes that Roy received in his first on the ballot. It means so much to me, Braden and Ryan,” Brandy Halladay said in a statement.

Halladay made 8 All-Star teams, won a Cy Young in both leagues, pitched a perfect game, and a no-hitter in the playoffs. He died in Nov. 2017 in a plane crash.

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