Kates: Roy Halladay and a couple of no-hitters

From SABR member Maxwell Kates at the Pecan Park Eagle on November 8, 2017:

Whomever coined the expression “no crying in baseball” must not have been following the Tuesday evening news. Earlier in the day, a small private plane, an Icon A5, registered to Harry Leroy Halladay III crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey, Florida. The 40 year old right hander was the pilot and tragically, he did not survive. Halladay leaves a young widow, Brandy, and two sons, Ryan and Braden.

Halladay posted stellar numbers in a sixteen year major league career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. With a lifetime record of 203 wins against 105 losses, he registered 2,117 strikeouts against only 592 walks, good for a lifetime earned run average of 3.38. Perhaps most astonishingly, in the era of specialization in which he pitched, Halladay threw 20 shutouts amid 67 complete games. He went 22-7 for the 2003 Blue Jays and 21-10 for the 2010 Phillies, earning the Cy Young Award in both seasons. Nominated to eight All-Star teams, Halladay was brilliant in his five postseason starts with an earned run average of 2.37. In 2017, he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Originally published: November 9, 2017. Last Updated: November 9, 2017.