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Roy Halladay's No-Hitter Against Reds Makes Him First Pitcher With Regular Season and Playoff No-Hitter


Roy Halladay had never pitched a single inning in the playoffs prior to tonight. Not only has Halladay broken the ice, but he has debuted like no other pitcher in postseason season history, pitching a no-hitter for the Phillies against the Reds in game one of the NLDS.

Halladay's no-hitter is just the second in Major League playoff history. He also becomes the first pitcher in Major League history to have a no-hitter in both the regular season and the playoffs in the same season.

Previously, Don Larsen was the only pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter in the playoffs, having pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series for the Yankees.

Roy Halladay joins an exclusive club, with just himself. We may never again see a pitcher in our lifetime throw a no-hitter in the regular season and in the playoffs.

The Phillies defeated the Reds 4-0 tonight and are heavy favorites to not only sweep the Reds, but to win the World Series.