Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Halladay Wins NL Cy Young

To the surprise of no one, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay won the 2010 NL Cy Young Award.

Halladay won the vote unamiously.

At the All-Star Break, Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies was the odds on favorite. At the All-Star Break, Jimenez was 15-1. However, Jimenez was only 4-7 in the second half.

Halladay led the NL in wins, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. Not to mention that perfect game.

Of course, the vote took place before he threw a no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds.

It is the second time Halladay has been bestowed with a Cy Young. He won the AL Cy Young while a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003.

When Halladay participated in the legends parade in New York City before the 2008 All-Star Game my father saw Halladay and told him he was the best pitcher in baseball. Now everyone knows it.

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