COOPERS PLAINS, N.Y. — Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Brandy Halladay spoke Sunday during her late husband’s induction ceremony. She received a standing ovation before her speech.
"I knew I was going to cry at some point. It's overwhelming the amount of people here today," she said. "I'm so grateful you're here. I can't tell you how many hugs I've gotten. There are not enough words to thank you.
In November 2017, the two-time Cy Young Award winner was killed when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey. An autopsy revealed evidence of morphine, an amphetamine, and Ambien in Halladay's body. He was 40 years old.
"I think that Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect," Brandy Halladay said. "We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another. We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments. Roy was blessed in his life and in his career to have some perfect moments."
The right-hander finished his career with 203 wins and a 3.38 ERA in 16 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.
The family decided that there would be no logo on his plaque because both organizations meant a lot to Halladay.
Halladay was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday along with Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines.
Note: The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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