Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Roy Halladay, former MLB star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

Roy Halladay, former MLB star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

He was flying the plane.


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By all accounts, he was a terrific guy, and he was probably the best pitcher in baseball between the Pedro and Kershaw eras:

In the decade between 2002-2011, he won 170 games. No other pitcher won more than 159, and the third-place guy was far behind at 146. Making that fact even more impressive, he had only 75 losses in that span, thus also leading in winning percentage (.694), topping even Pedro himself.

He led his league in complete games in seven of those ten years.

His ERA was 2.97 for that decade. Among pitchers with 120 or more starts, that was the best among right handers and second-best overall, trailing only Santana.

His WHIP in that decade was 1.11, third best overall behind Santana and Pedro.

He led the AL in wins in 2003, then led the NL in 2010, winning the Cy Young Award both times, making him one of the select few to have won an Cy in each league. (Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Roy Halladay, Roger Clemens, Max Scherzer and Gaylord Perry.)

In 2010 he became the second man in history to throw a post-season no-hitter.

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