September inducted into Phillies Wall of Fame

September 24, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Headlines, Phillies

Ninth month of the year, September, was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame on Thursday, becoming the first month to accomplish the feat.

The month will join such Phillies greats as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Harry Kalas on the Wall of Fame, but is the first inductee to be enshrined as an active member of the team.

“Plain and simple, the Phillies aren’t the Phillies without you, September,” Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins said during the ceremony. “It’s not just that you make us better players, but it’s also that you make everyone else in the league play like butt cheeks. We pretty much owe our careers to you, so from the whole team, we just wanna say ‘thanks, September.’ Don’t ever change.”

Following the ceremony, the Phillies announced the finalists for next year’s induction into the Wall of Fame which include Desi Relaford, Toby Borland, Kevin Sefcik and October.