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November 16, 2010
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Roy Halladay was named the 2010 NL Cy Young award winner today. Blowing away the competition with unanimous voting, the 13th player in history to do so, Doc became only the fifth player in Major League history to win a Cy Young in both leagues.
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Halladay went 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts this past season. He led the league in wins, complete games (nine), shutouts (four) and innings pitched (250 2/3). He averaged under 7 2/3 innings pitched per start.
Some other great accolades this year include Halladay becoming the 20th pitcher in major league to throw a perfect game. He also became the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in playoff history but that did not affect the balloting, which was finalized at the end of the regular season.
Other candidates for the Cy Young were Adam Wainwright of St. Louis, who had 28 second-place votes and Ubaldo Jimenez of Colorado, who had four.
It was Halladay’s second career Cy Young award, winning his first as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003.
To add to the award, Halladay was also named the cover-player for MLB 2K11 next year.