Simply an astounding performance. 104 pitches, 79 strikes. Wow.
Don Larson 1956, Perfect Game. Roy Halladay, 2010, NH. Very special!
Gee, Kendall. I thought you didn’t promote hateful language on this blog. As a long-suffering Reds fan, I don’t really see anything to celebrate here. See if I re-up my Anglican Digest sub. 🙂
Kevin, lol. It was nice to see Dusty Baker say at the post game press conference it was the best post season pitching performance he has ever seen in all his years.
Don’t forget, he also threw a perfect game in late May. As such he is only the fifth pitcher to have two no-hitters in the same season. The most impressive of those five, however, must be Johnny van der Meer who threw back-to-back no-hitters in June, 1938.
My mother, a life-long baseball fan who was in college at the time still talks about it as one of the top three accomplishments — along with Ted Williams’ .406 season and Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak — in all her years of following the sport. She ranks Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games as a solid fourth.