Thursday, October 7, 2010
Roy Halladay: A Masterpiece For The Ages
Roy Halladay has thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history.
Afterwards the always-humble Halladay said, “It’s surreal, it really is. I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true.”
Halladay joined Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the history books.
After finding out he had company in the rarest of baseball clubs, Larsen said, “Quite a nice effort he had. You have to give him credit for that.”
He continued, "You work hard for certain things, I guess if you work hard enough good things are going to happen to you and it did for me and Halladay. You have to appreciate these things because you never know what’s going to happen in the future.”
Halladay became the 5th pitcher in major league history to throw two no-hitters in a single season.
The exclusive list:
1) Roy Halladay - (2010) [perfect game on May 29, no-hitter in the NLDS on Oct. 6]
2) Nolan Ryan (1973) [no-hitters on May 15 and July 15]
3) Virgil Trucks (1952) [no-hitters on May 15 and Aug. 25]
4) Allie Reynolds (1951) [no-hitters on July 12 and Sept. 28]
5) Johnny Vander Meer (1938) [back-to-back no-hitters on June 11 and June 15]
Halladay is the first pitcher to ever throw one in the regular season and one in the postseason.
What a game and what a pitcher!
Roy Halladay photos courtesy of Getty Images