Roy Halladay Pitches First Post-Season No-Hitter in Over A Half Century
Posted by Nancy on October 08, 2010
In the world of baseball there is very little that can rival the gratification of pitching a no-hitter. Home runs are a very desirable and highly sought after aspect of the game, but they are a dime a dozen when compared to the rarity pitching a no-hitter game. Especially a no-hitter in the post season. The last time this happened was in 1956 when Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched flawlessly against the Brooklyn team. This monumental achievement was experienced recently by twelve year veteran, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies who was pitching against the Cincinnati Reds in his first game of the playoffs. In fact, he is in his first season with Philadelphia after being traded from Toronto where he had spent his entire career until the trade.
Halladay is breathing rare air to be sure and is totally enjoying the experience, calling it “surreal”. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati team is feeling like they’ve had the wind knocked out of them. Slugger Joey Votto echoed the sentiments of his teammates calling Halladay “an ace among aces” and saying that it definitely was no fun to be on the other end of his pitches. Roy Halladay has long been known as “Doc” by his teammates and fans and on this particular day, Doc sure had a cure for what ails.