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Roy Halladay's no-hitter for Phillies takes its place in baseball history

nono.jpg This is what a postseason no-hitter looks like. (Associated Press)

Is Roy Halladay's no-hitter in the opening game of the National League Division Series the greatest moment in the 15-year history of the division series? Where does it rank in terms of baseball's postseason moments overall? We're slugging it out on the sports desk now. What's your take?

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By Cindy Boren  | October 7, 2010; 9:49 AM ET
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he became the pitcher to throw a second no-hitter in the playoffs (the only other record was Don Larsen legendary game perfect during the 1956 World Series) and the fifth pitcher in history to throw two no-hitters in one season (Halladay turned in a perfect game in May, adding to a list that includes Nolan Ryan, Halladay No Hitter http://usspost.com/halladay-no-hitter-18770/

Posted by: susan166 | October 7, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I just hope this helps the good people of Philadelphia heal a bit, after watching Macca steal a victory on their field after their own QB situation disintegrated.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 7, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

It's a no-hitter, not a perfect game, in a year when no hitters have been raining down. It is certainly a feet, but Halladay is not particularly close to Larsen's accomplishment.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | October 7, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Tug McGraw He is likely best remembered for recording the final out, via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson, in the 1980 World Series
The anticipation and excitement in the Philadelphia area was never so high.

The Flyers first Cup.

Villanova's 1985 NCAA basketball championship. The game is among the greatest upsets in college basketball history.

Roy's no hitter didn't have the stage or attention of those three and a few other great events.

Posted by: Mike7106 | October 7, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

A fine but not outstanding accomplishment. Consider that Larsen was pitching in the World Series (not a division game) against the Brooklyn Dodgers (at that time the best team in the National League, and deservedly so). In other words, the stage upon which Halladay'a feat was accomplished cannot compare to the one upon which Larsen performed.

Posted by: yddandy | October 8, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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