Phillies' Roy Halladay Throws Historic No-Hitter

It's only the second in playoff history
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 6, 2010 7:09 PM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, center, celebrates after throwing a no-hitter.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – Talk about a postseason debut. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series today. Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn. The 54th anniversary of Larsen's gem is this Friday.

"It's surreal, it really is," Halladay said. "I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it's a dream come true." The right-hander allowed only runner, walking Jay Bruce on a full count with two outs in the fifth, and struck out eight. If his name rings a bell, it's because he tossed a perfect game in May against Florida.

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