Roy Halladay Playoff No-Hitter: Five Reasons It’s More Impressive Than Larsen’s

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Fan News

Baseball traditionalists never cede the high ground. From the supremacy of Babe Ruth to the joy of day baseball, there are many who just refuse to acknowledge the times when the modern game evolves far beyond the reaches of “Baseball’s Golden Age.”

Such entrenchment is nearly always myopic, and nowhere more so than in the recent insistence that Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, performed a greater feat than Roy Halladay, who threw the second-ever no-hitter in playoff history Wednesday.

Sure, Larsen managed to avoid walking anyone and, therefore, has claim to the only perfect game ever in October. But Halladay had to overcome much more to reach this summit, and given the different contexts in which the two attained their triumphs, Halladay did better. Here are five reasons why Doc reigns supreme in the comparison of playoff no-no’s.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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