Phillies pitcher who threw perfect game last May throws no-hitter (allowing one walk) in in post-season game

It’s the second post-season no-hitter in baseball history after Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Roy Halladay is a veteran with 320 career starts. This was his first appearance in a post-season game.

As the New York Times points out, “Halladay had a run-scoring single in the second, meaning that he has more hits (one) than he has allowed in his playoff career.”

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Sophia A. writes:

When I heard that name I immediately thought of Bernard Malamud’s THE NATURAL, whose hero is named Roy Hobbs.

Seems like a fine fellow.

LA replies:

I thought of Doc Holliday. After all, a man who can retire 27 batters in a row is both an expert surgeon and a killer.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 07, 2010 06:50 AM | Send

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