Phillies Wall of Fame: 5 candidates for 2019 induction

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: Brad Lidge #54 (L) and Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate the final out of their 4-3 win to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: Brad Lidge #54 (L) and Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate the final out of their 4-3 win to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 10: Former Phillies catcher and Wall of Fame inductee, Mike Leiberthal addresses the crowd as he is watched by (L-R) Larry Bowa, Tony Taylor, his four year old son Merek and Greg Luzinski during ceremonies before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

Who will lead the next era of Phillies Wall of Fame inductees?

Pat Gillick and the late Roy Halladay will be inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame during Alumni Weekend, marking the second year a non-living player hasn’t been inducted. The circumstances of that are both grim and disturbing following the Pete Rose debacle and Halladay’s untimely death.

Next season is set to bring a new era of Phillies inductees that could include only the second player from the 2008 World Series team, following Pat Burrell in 2015.

There’s also a possibility the team adds more players from the less-illustrious early 2000s, which had some of the franchise’s greatest players stuck in a lengthy rebuild.

Many of the 2008 players do not yet qualify for the Wall of Fame under the new guidelines set in 2015, which decreased the required service time from five years to four. It opened the door for Halladay and other members of the greatest era in Phillies history to have their place on the Wall of Fame, but retirement rules still bar players for a couple more years.

Here are five people who should receive serious consideration for next years induction.

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