This Day In Sports History (November 10th) – Wiilie Mays
This Day In Sports History (November 11th) – Roy Halladay
It was on this day in 2003 that Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Roy Halladay was named the American League Cy Young award winner. Halladay was the run away choice as he finished with 26 out of a possible 28 first place votes.
Roy Halladay led the Major Leagues in several statistical categories including wins with 22, innings pitched with 266, and ground-outs with 408. His nine complete games and 36 games started were good enough for a tie for the Major League lead. Halladay won 19 games the previous season and at the age of 26, established himself as one of the best young starting pitchers in baseball.
Last year Halladay was awarded with the National League Cy Young Award, as he led the league in several statistical categories to go along with a perfect game he threw in May 2010.
Here is the final out of Roy Halladay’s perfect game.
Steve Young, NFL – Born November 11th 1961 (age 49) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Steve Konowalchuk, NHL – Born November 11th 1972 (age 38) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Willie Parker, NFL – Born November 11th 1980 (age 30) in Clinton, North Carolina