Oct-6-2010: Roy Halladay Throws 2d Post-Season No-No in History

Roy Halladay Throws Second
Post-Season No-No in History

As he began his 13th season, Roy Halladay already had won a Cy Young Award, been a six-time All-Star and was a member of the all-decade team, but had never pitched a single post-season game in his years in Toronto.

After being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, Halladay finally got to experience October baseball.  The Phillies had the best record in baseball, due in no small part to their ace Halladay who had a 21–10 record, a 2.44 ERA and had pitched a perfect game earlier in the season.

On October 6, Halladay seized the opportunity and threw a no-hitter, giving up only one walk (to Jay Bruce in the fifth inning) in a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. It was only the second post-season no-hitter in history, with the other being Don Larson’s famous World Series perfect game.

In addition, the no-no made Halladay:

  • the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1973 to throw two no-hitters in a season;
  • the seventh pitcher to hurl both a perfect game and a regular no-hitter in his career, joining Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson and Mark Buehrle; and
  • the first pitcher to throw both a no-hitter and a perfect game in the same season.

The Phillies would go on to sweep the Reds.  Halladay opened the NLCS, losing to San Francisco Giant ace Tim Licecom but won when the two faced in a must-win Game 5.  The Giants won the series 4-2 and would go on to win the World Series.  Halladay would win his second Cy Young Award in the post-season.

He played three more seasons for the Phillies, retiring with a 203-105 career record and a 3.38 ERA.


 

Roy Halladay Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS CG SHO SO Awards
1995 18 TOR-min Rk 3 5 3.40 10 8 0 0 48 BJY · GULF
1996 19 TOR-min A+ 15 7 2.73 27 27 2 2 109 DUN · FLOR
1997 20 TOR-min AAA,AA 9 13 4.77 29 29 2 2 94 SYR,KNX · IL,SOUL
1998 21 TOR-min AAA 9 5 3.79 21 21 1 1 71 SYR · IL
1998 21 TOR AL 1 0 1.93 2 2 1 0 13
1999 22 TOR AL 8 7 3.92 36 18 1 1 82
2000 23 TOR-min AAA 2 3 5.50 11 11 3 0 38 SYR · IL
2000 23 TOR AL 4 7 10.64 19 13 0 0 44
2001 24 TOR-min AA,A+,AAA 3 2 2.93 20 7 3 0 57 KNX,DUN,SYR · SOUL,FLOR,IL
2001 24 TOR AL 5 3 3.16 17 16 1 1 96
2002 ★ 25 TOR AL 19 7 2.93 34 34 2 1 168 AS
2003 ★ 26 TOR AL 22 7 3.25 36 36 9 2 204 AS,CYA-1
2004 27 TOR AL 8 8 4.20 21 21 1 1 95
2005 ★ 28 TOR AL 12 4 2.41 19 19 5 2 108 AS
2006 ★ 29 TOR AL 16 5 3.19 32 32 4 0 132 AS,CYA-3
2007 30 TOR AL 16 7 3.71 31 31 7 1 139 CYA-5
2008 ★ 31 TOR AL 20 11 2.78 34 33 9 2 206 AS,CYA-2
2009 ★ 32 TOR AL 17 10 2.79 32 32 9 4 208 AS,CYA-5
2010 ★ 33 PHI NL 21 10 2.44 33 33 9 4 219 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
2011 ★ 34 PHI NL 19 6 2.35 32 32 8 1 220 AS,CYA-2,MVP-9
2012 35 PHI-min A+ 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 4 CLW · FLOR
2012 35 PHI NL 11 8 4.49 25 25 0 0 132
2013 36 PHI-min Rk,A 0 0 3.00 2 2 0 0 8 CLR,LWD · GULF,SALL
2013 36 PHI NL 4 5 6.82 13 13 1 0 51
16 Yrs 203 105 3.38 416 390 67 20 2117
162 Game Avg. 17 9 3.38 35 33 6 2 179
TOR (12 yrs) 148 76 3.43 313 287 49 15 1495
PHI (4 yrs) 55 29 3.25 103 103 18 5 622
AL (12 yrs) 148 76 3.43 313 287 49 15 1495
NL (4 yrs) 55 29 3.25 103 103 18 5 622
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/6/2015.
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