Was Roy Halladay's Perfect Game Really Seven Years Ago? - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Was Roy Halladay's Perfect Game Really Seven Years Ago?



    Was Roy Halladay's Perfect Game Really Seven Years Ago?
    Was Roy Halladay's perfect game really seven years ago?

    Where were you seven years ago today? I'd put my money on a number of Phillies fans spending their Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2010 lounging out on the beach at the Jersey Shore just as I was.

    But that night - just 14 miles from where the Phils will take on the now-Miami Marlins tonight - Roy Halladay tossed just the second perfect game in Phillies history, striking out 11 Marlins en route. Yes, that was the same Halladay who earned 55 wins over the course of four seasons in Philadelphia and pitched a no-hitter that same season against the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of the NLDS.

    It was a magical night at DolphinLand Shark Sun Life Stadium. Anyone who wasn't watching the Flyers lose Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, 6-5, probably remembers Shane Victorino tracking down Wes Helms' deep fly to dead center as well as the incredible game called by Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. And then there's the 27th out as third baseman Juan Castro cooly collected the Ronny Paulino ground ball, spun and fired to Ryan Howard at first base.

    So what's Doc doing now you ask?

    Well, if his Twitter is any indication, Halladay has not stepped too far away from the game of baseball. During the weekend, he posted a series of tweets with his son Braden's high school baseball team, Cavalry Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), as they completed a perfect 30-0 season and won the Florida 4A state title with Halladay as one of the team's assistant coaches.

    He also tweeted to honor fellow Phillie Jim Bunning - the only other Phillies pitcher to ever throw a perfect game - after the baseball legend passed away Friday night at the age of 85.