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On Roy Halladay’s second Cy Young award

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Roy Halladay‘s
performance this season was one of the most brilliant performances in the history
of the game.  On May 29th he threw the 20th
perfect game in Major League history and followed that up by throwing only the
second no-hitter in post-season history and the first since Don Larsen was
perfect in 1956.  Overall, he was 21-10
with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts in 2010
in his first tour of the National League with the Phillies.

Today,
Halladay was awarded with the 2010 NL Cy Young award; his second such award and
first in the NL.  Halladay received the
AL version in 2003 when he won a club-record 22 games with the Jays.  He becomes only the 5th pitcher to win the
award in both leagues joining Gaylord
Perry
, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens.

I couldn’t be
happier for Roy.  I’m sure most Jays’
fans are with me on this one.  He was one
of the few star players who actually wanted to stay in Toronto and did so for
12 seasons.  He did everything in his
power to bring a championship to Toronto and would have stayed if he had that
chance with the Jays.  Given that he’s
getting older, he deserved to be traded and given the opportunity to win it all
while still in his prime.  He didn’t get
there this year, but there’s no doubt he’ll get at least a few more chances
with a very good Phillies team.

The other two
main contenders for the NL Cy Young were Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals and
Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies.  Both had
terrific years, but I think the right decision was made here.  Halladay was the unanimous choice for the
award.  He was clearly the best of the
three and cemented himself as baseball’s best pitcher.  In a few years, we may be calling him the
best of his generation.

VOTING
BREAKDOWN
(from
MLB.com)

PITCHER

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Pts.

Roy
Halladay, PHI

32

224

Adam
Wainwright, STL

28

122

Ubaldo
Jimenez, COL

4

19

8

1

90

Tim
Hudson, ATL

3

13

4

39

Josh
Johnson, FLA

5

5

9

34

Roy
Oswalt, HOU/PHI

1

3

5

14

Brian
Wilson, SF

1

5

7

Heath
Bell, SD

1

1

4

Mat
Latos, SD

1

2

4

Brett
Myers, HOU

1

2

Tim
Lincecum, SF

2

2

Bronson
Arroyo, CIN

1

1

Matt
Cain, SF

1

1

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