Thursday, October 7, 2010

A No-No

I didn’t watch the game, but I saw some highlights after putting kids to bed. Halladay throwing a no-hitter in Game one of the NLDS this year. Most of the highlights weren’t amazing, but the last play was. The catcher falling to his knees to get a slow dribbler and making the throw to first to seal it. That’s a throw that I see catchers mess up all the time in my league, and probably most often in the majors. It’s hard to throw it and not hit the runner.

Only the second no hitter, but an amazing stat. In all of the history of baseball, no-hitters have been .1% of games. In the playoffs, across all baseball history, no hitters are .2%.

That’s amazing.

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