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Halladay makes history

Wow.

Roy Halladay waited his entire life to pitch in the postseason.

Then he delivered the game of a lifetime.

Halladay threw a no-hitter Wednesday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Reds at Citizens Bank Park, which the Phillies won, 4-0. The Reds had only baserunner: Jay Bruce, who walked on six pitches with two outs in the fifth.

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Halladay becomes the fifth pitcher in baseball history to throw two no-hitters in one season, joining Johnny Vander Meer in 1938, Allie Reynolds in 1951, Virgil Trucks in 1952 and Nolan Ryan in 1973. Halladay is the first to have one in both the regular season and the postseason.

“I don’t think it gets any bigger than that, unless it was a World Series,” said Ryan, now the Rangers’ president. “I think it’s pretty amazing, He’s been on a roll. It’s phenomenal, but he’s really been on his game. That tells you right there they”re going to be tough to beat.”

That’s just awesome. The last time since Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game that anyone came close to a no-hitter in the post-season was in the 1967 World Series when Jim Lonborg of the Red Sox had one through 7 2/3 innings. Congratulations to Roy Halladay for this historic achievement.

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  1. What a great pitched game by Doc