The only other pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter was former New York Yankees Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
"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."
Halladay also struck out eight batters, and simply dominated the Reds all-around. All that separated him and a perfect game was a walk to Jay Bruce in the fifth inning.
"I felt like we got in a groove early," Halladay said. "Carlos [Ruiz] has been great all year, he helps me get into a rhythm early, throwing strikes."
The ace threw a perfect game on May 29 against the Florida Marlins, and is widely considered as one of the premier pitchers in the MLB.
These are the type of performances that true World Series contenders post, and the Phillies proved that they should be the favorites to repeat as National League champions.
This is a great start to the series, and a game that Halladay will never forget.