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
|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|
|2000||23||TOR-min||AAA||2||3||5.50||11||11||3||0||38||SYR · IL|
|2001||24||TOR-min||AA,A+,AAA||3||2||2.93||20||7||3||0||57||KNX,DUN,SYR · SOUL,FLOR,IL|
|2012||35||PHI-min||A+||0||0||0.00||1||1||0||0||4||CLW · FLOR|
|2013||36||PHI-min||Rk,A||0||0||3.00||2||2||0||0||8||CLR,LWD · GULF,SALL|
|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|