On Tuesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America released the. The late Roy Halladay was one of four players inducted -- Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, and Edgar Martinez being the others -- earning votes on 85.4 percent of ballots.
Naturally, the announcement was bittersweet for Halladay's family -- joyful that Roy receives the recognition his career deserved; sad that he he wasn't around to celebrate with them. Still, his widow Brandy released the following statement:
While son Braden tweeted an homage to his father:
Halladay, who died in a plane crash in November 2017, is the sixth player the BBWAA has elected posthumously, joining Christy Mathewson, Willie Keeler, Herb Pennock, Harry Heilman and Rabbit Maranville. Note that Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente were parts of separate elections, placing them in their own category.
Halladay will be remembered as one of the last true workhorses. He finished his career with two Cy Young Awards, eight All-Star Game appearances, and eight seasons of more than 200 innings.