Halladay’s perfecto was the 20th in major league history (and second in less than a month, after Oakland A’s starter Dallas Braden did it to the Tampa Bay Rays), and first in Phillies history since Jim Bunning accomplished the feat in 1964.
We’ve seen some great Phillies pitching performances in the last couple decades: no-hitters by Terry Mulholland and Tommy Greene, the dominance of Curt Schilling in the late ‘90s, Kevin Millwood’s no-no in 2003, Cole Hamels in the ’08 playoffs and Cliff Lee a year later. But no Phil had achieved perfection in my lifetime before tonight. Cherish it.
By Jason Brewer
Our Phillies blog, The Good Phight, reflected on Halladay’s dominance and the historical implications of one the greatest pitching performances in Phillies history.