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Today’s Sports Stat: November 9, 2017

Roy Halladay, an eight-time All-Star during his 16-year MLB career, died in a plane crash on November 7 at the age of 40. The former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitched from 1998-2013 and finished in the Top 5 in the Cy Young Award voting seven times in his career.

Here are a few stats you may not know about Halladay.

  • He compiled a 203-105 record, making him one of 93 pitchers in MLB history with 200 wins. His 194 wins since 2000 is fifth best behind C.C. Sabathia, Mark Buehrle, Tim Hudson and Bartolo Colon.
  • He had eight seasons where he worked 200 or more innings.
  • Since 2000, his 19 shutouts are the most in the majors.
  • He had three 20-win seasons in his career, one of 96 pitchers to have three or more 20-win seasons in their careers. He never lost more than 11 games in a season. Since 2000, he and Curt Schilling are the only pitchers with three 20-win seasons.
  • His 203-105 record works out to a .659 winning percentage. Among all 93 pitchers with 200 career wins, Halladay’s .659 winning percentage ranks fifth. His .664 winning percentage since 2000 ranks fourth.
  • Halladay led the league in complete games seven times. He had 67 career complete games; his 65 complete games since 2000 ranks first by a large margin… the pitcher with the second-most complete games since 2000 is Livan Hernandez with 39.
  • Halladay is one of only 21 pitchers in MLB history to have 200 or more career wins, a career winning percentage of .600 or better, and a career ERA lower than 3.40 (his career ERA was 3.38).

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