Deane: Hall of Fame for Roy Halladay

From SABR member Bill Deane at WordPress on November 10, 2017:

The baseball world was shocked this week by the death of Roy Halladay.  The former Blue Jays’ and Phillies’ pitcher, 40, perished in a private plane crash on November 7.

The reports invariably mention the highlights of Halladay’s career: a Cy Young Award in each league, a perfect game on May 29, 2010, and a divisional series no-hitter on October 6 of that same year.  Nice résumé items, people agree, but they are not so unanimous when it comes to the Hall of Fame.  Many seem to think Doc is a borderline candidate at best; after all, he won “just” 203 games with a modest 3.38 career ERA.

Borderline?  With the possible exception of Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay is the most-accomplished pitcher of the 21st century.

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Originally published: November 10, 2017. Last Updated: November 10, 2017.