PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roy Halladay has picked up another prestigious award. The Phillies ace has been honored with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award.
The decision to honor was a no-brainer for the Philadelphia Sports Congress, which showed highlights of Halladay’s first season in Philadelphia.READ MORE: More Than 40 Restaurants Dishing Up Delicious Deals During Burlington County Restaurant Week
A league-leading 21 wins, a perfect game, the Cy Young award and a no-hitter in the playoffs. Ever the competitor, Halladay had to point out the missing clip, which would be celebrating a World Series title.
He joins such luminaries asand the 2008 World Champion Phillies, all past winners of the Wanamaker Award.
“Looking at the list of previous recipients of the award, I’m honored to be mentioned with those names. People who represent Philadelphia, not only recently, but this has been a long tradition of outstanding winners and it is truly humbling for me to be named with those athletes and those teams.”READ MORE: 'An Unbelievable Friend': Football Coach Remembers 12-Year-Old Tyler Norton, Killed In Pottstown House Fire
Halladay also thanked his legion of fans for their support.
“There’s no greater place in the world for me than to be right here in Philadelhpia and playing for this team. Thank you.”
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