A Few Days Ago Halladay Made History

Roy Halladay apparently has quite the admirer in former New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen who is best known for throwing a perfect game during the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Halladay who threw a no-hitter on Wednesday night for the Philadelphia Phillies series opener against the Cincinnati Reds becomes only the second MLB pitcher to throw a no-hitter in playoff history. When the final out was made on what was Halladay’s 104th pitch of the night, history was made as he joined Larson in the history books.“Quite a nice effort he had,” Larsen who was watching the game on television said. “You have to give him credit for that. 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.” Remarkably enough Halladay who won 21 games this year has now thrown two no-hitters. His first one came against the Florida Marlins on May 29 and of course Wednesday night in what was a 4-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds. Larsen who is now 81 years-old had seven strikeouts during that magical day while Halladay who only surrendered a fifth inning walk had eight. “It was just a great day, I think about it every day,” Larsen said. “No one has to remind me what happened. I was just happy to be a part of it with the New York Yankees and against Brooklyn in the World Series, everybody was watching.”

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