Roy Halladay Throws 2nd no-hitter in MLB Playoff History Versus Cincinnati Reds
Stuff happens in sports that has no business happening in real life.
And on a magical Wednesday in October, in a ballpark jammed with 46,411 euphoric witnesses, the impossible came true one more time.
Maybe some day -- maybe in a month, maybe in a year, maybe in half a century or so -- Roy Halladay will come to understand what he did Wednesday on a baseball field in Philadelphia.
To say he made history doesn't do this justice. To say he pitched the second postseason no-hitter in the history of the sport doesn't begin to describe it. To say he pitched a baseball game that people will talk about for the rest of his life doesn't truly capture the magnitude of it.
Think about this. Think about what this man did.
In the last 54 years of baseball history prior to Wednesday night, there had been 952 postseason games played, all of which shared two common traits of omission: None had ever included a no-hit game, and none had ever been graced by Harry Leroy Halladay.
Roy Halladay waited his entire life to pitch in the postseason.
And then pitched the game of a lifetime.
Halladay threw a no-hitter Wednesday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against Cincinnati at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia won, 4-0, and Halladay limited the Reds to one baserunner, Jay Bruce, who walked on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the fifth inning.