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Last night, Roy Halladay earned his place in the history books. The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher threw just the 20th perfect game in MLB history, beating the Florida Marlins 1-0.
UPDATE: Roy has added another notch to his belt by pitching a no-hitter in the 2010 NLDS.
He managed to get pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino to hit a grounder to third for the final out of the ninth inning, allowing Halladay to enjoy his moment in the sun.
“It’s never something that you think is possible,” Halladay said. “Really, once I got the two outs, I felt like I had a chance. You’re always aware of it. It’s not something that you expect.”
Believe it or not, this was the second perfect game tossed this month, after Dallas Braden (you know, the guy who totally flipped out on A-Rod last month) threw one for the Oakland A’s against the Tampa Bay Rays back on May 9.
This marks the first time that two perfect games have been thrown in the same season. Let’s not forget that Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez threw a no-hitter in April.
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