You’ve heard of the “Maddux”; a complete game shutout thrown by a pitcher with less than 100 total pitches. In honour of Roy Halladay, there should be a new achievement for a starting pitcher called the “Halladay”; a complete game thrown in under two hours. Not only was Doc the master of going the distance during his starts, but he worked so quickly that folks were home in time to tuck their kids into bed the nights of his starts.
With his robotic-like efficiency and his methodical way of attacking opponents, we all knew Roy Halladay was super-human. He showed it time and time again during his tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays. On May 31st 2007, Doc not only displayed his robotic-like efficiency, but his sheer quickness as well. For this week’s Acid Flashback Friday, we take a look back at one of the quickest games in Blue Jays history; when Roy Halladay and Mark Buehrle completed a game in one hour and fifty minutes.
There will never be another like number 32: Roy Halladay. It still doesn’t feel real and words can’t even begin to describe how devastating his loss is. People are gutted and heartbroken that a legend is gone. To the baseball community, the Blue Jays organization and more importantly, Roy’s family, there is a giant void where he used to be. His playing career was over, but judging by his Twitter feed, Halladay was having the time of his life as a retired baseball player.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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