SportsNation Blog Archives Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay is set to announce his retirement after an incredibly successful 16-year career. Halladay's résumé is the envy of nearly every other pitcher in the game -- 203 wins, a 3.38 career ERA, eight All-Star Game appearances, and two Cy Young awards. He's one of only 17 pitchers in baseball history to win multiple Cy Youngs. Can you name the rest? Take our quiz!
We're going to go into some numbers here: Roy Halladay's career ERA+ (a measure of ERA relative to the league, with 100 being the league average) is 134. That's really good! It's 25th all time among pitchers. Last year, however? 89. That's pretty bad. If his 3 1/3-inning, five-run performance in Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Braves is any indication, Halladay might be in for another tough year. And to think -- he's only a few seasons removed from winning a Cy Young Award and throwing a perfect game.
The Phillies are in last place in the NL East due in part to ace pitcher Roy Halladay who hasn't exactly been himself lately. This is Philadlephia we're talking about, where sports pessimism runs high, so how are Phils fans coping with the latest developments and what should the team do?