The Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to have an exciting summer ahead of them.
Not only because they need to get hot and start winning games, but also because they are welcoming three new members to the Wall of Fame.
Each season the Phillies add franchise legends to their Wall of Fame.
This year it will be Scott Rolen, Ruly Carpenter, and John Quinn.
The Phillies announced that all three will be honored later in the season.
Newly elected Hall of Famer Scott Rolen headlines a group of three franchise greats to be inducted into the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame.
Joining Rolen as part of the 2023 Wall of Fame class are former General Manager John Quinn and former Owner/Team President Ruly Carpenter.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 30, 2023
All three of these men left a lasting impact on the Phillies.
Rolen was the only player of the three as he spent seven seasons as a member of the Phillies.
He won the Rookie of the Year award with the team back in 1997.
Rolen mainly was known for his elite defense, winning four Gold Gloves with the team.
This will be a summer for Rolen to remember as he will also be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
His time in Philadelphia did not end well as he wanted to play elsewhere.
Rolen was upset with the direction of the Phillies and he was unwilling to sign a new contract with them.
That still leaves some fans contentious about the whole situation.
Opposite Rolen, Carpenter and Quinn were members of the Phillies front office.
Carpenter was the owner of the team and Quinn was their general manager.
Both played integral roles in adding talent and making the Phillies contending teams.
Quinn acquired players like Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Larry Bowa during his time running the team.
Carpenter was also president of their team when they won their first World Series in 1980.
All three of these men are deserving of this honor.
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