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February 27, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA:  David Buck, Philadelphia Phillies Executive Vice President, recently announced that Chico Heat owner Pat Gillick will be inducted to the team’s Wall of Fame on Saturday on August 4.

The decision to honor Pat Gillick as the inaugural executive on the Wall of Fame was a unanimous one for the Phillies," added Buck. "Pat's illustrious career and impact on the game is one to be celebrated with fans, and we look forward to recognizing his amazing contributions to baseball on this historic day."

Gillick is currently in his 13th year with the Phillies. In that time, he has served as the team's general manager and president, and also as a senior advisor.

He originally joined the Phillies as senior vice president and general manager on November 2, 2005. During his time as GM, he built the club into back-to-back NL Eastern Division Champions (2007-08) and 2008 World Champions. The championship was the third of his 27-year career as a major league general manager and the second in the history of the Phillies franchise.

He was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2011, becoming just the fourth individual elected whose career has been defined nearly exclusively as a team architect.

In addition to Gillick, the Phillies will also honor Roy Halladay.

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