Halladay did a TV interview on the field then went into the clubhouse to a round of applause. The first person he thanked was his catcher, Carlos Ruiz.
"I had no words," Ruiz said.
Later that night, Ruiz called his mother in Panama to talk about what happened and how proud he was of the moment. He stayed up well into the night with his brother, Sammy, reliving the game at the team hotel.