By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The late Roy Halladay has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday in Cooperstown, New York. Halladay is one of two starting pitchers in this class.
He joins Mike Mussina, who were starting pitchers that were elected to the Class of 2019. Closer Mariano Rivera and Designated Hitter Edgar Martínez also made completed the class.
Rivera is the first player ever to be elected with 100% of the vote. Halladay and Mussina received 85.4% of the vote, while Mike Mussina received 76.7% of the vote.
Halladay was killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico in Nov. 2017. He will be the first player inducted posthumously since 2013 when Deacon White, Hank O’Day, and Jacob Ruppert were inducted into the Class of 2013 posthumously.
He will go into the Hall of Fame as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s just the second player to go into the Hall as a member of the Blue Jays.
Roberto Alomar was the first Blue Jays player into the Hall of Fame in 2011.
His career spanned from 1998 through 2013. He spent the first 12 years of his career with the Blue Jays and the last four years with the Phillies.
As a member of the Blue Jays, he went 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA in 313 appearances, including 287 starts. He also had six games finished, 49 complete games, 15 shutouts, and one save. He allowed 870 runs (780 earned runs_ in 2,045 2/3 innings.
In his four seasons with the Phillies, he went 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA in 103 starts. Halladay also had 18 complete games and five shutouts. He allowed 265 runs (254 earned runs) in 702 2/3 innings.