Roy Halladay No-Hitter: 10 Greatest Pitching Performances in MLB Playoff History

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Roy Halladay No-Hitter: 10 Greatest Pitching Performances in MLB Playoff History
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Roy Halladay was brought to Philadelphia to lead an already solid starting rotation and to hopefully succeed where they ultimately failed last year; The Phillies want another World Series ring.

"Doc", owner of an incredibly impressive resume as Toronto's ace and considered one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball, had seemingly done everything on a baseball mound. However, after 12 seasons, 148 career wins, 6 All-Star appearances and a Cy Young award, Roy Halladay had never thrown an inning of playoff baseball.

His new team in Philadelphia had just progressed as far as Game 6 of the World Series in 2009, only to ultimately lose to the Yankees and stoke their desire to win even further.

The Phillies already had an ace, Cliff Lee, the man that had valiantly led them through the playoffs of 2009, pitching his way into annals of post-season history with his own string of dominant performances that would thrust his name into the national baseball consciousness.

However, the Phillies saw an opportunity to acquire Roy Halladay in the off-season, making the difficult decision to part ways with Lee as part of a three-team trade that would bring the right-handed ace from the Great White North to the City of Brotherly Love.

Filling the shoes of Cliff Lee after his dominant 2009 in a Philadelphia uniform would be difficult, but Roy Halladay authored his own Philadelphia story with a 2010 worthy of Cy Young award candidacy Then on Wednesday, Doc earned himself a bit of baseball immortality with his dramatically striking playoff debut as he threw only the second no-hitter in Major League Baseball post-season history.

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