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Offline houston-nat

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RIP Roy Halladay
« Topic Start: November 07, 2017, 04:19:00 PM »
https://twitter.com/MLB/status/928008460545003520

Died piloting his new (only a month old) personal plane around the Florida coast.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #1: November 07, 2017, 04:20:59 PM »
https://twitter.com/MLB/status/928008460545003520

Died piloting his new (only a month old) personal plane around the Florida coast.
OMG. Can't believe that. Great pitcher and seemed like a really good guy.

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #2: November 07, 2017, 04:25:48 PM »

The lead designer engineer died in a crash with one years ago as well...

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #3: November 07, 2017, 04:27:01 PM »
Damn. 40.  :'(

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #4: November 07, 2017, 04:29:09 PM »
The lead designer engineer died in a crash with one years ago as well...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICON_A5

Only 7 built- seems like even two crashes makes it pretty questionable

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Offline skippy1999

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #7: November 07, 2017, 04:37:45 PM »
Will never forget that 2010 NLDS no hitter.

Seriously, man he was so so good and I loved watching him pitch, just so sad :(

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #8: November 07, 2017, 04:44:34 PM »
RIP.  I remember randomly turning on the radio once, right in the middle of his perfect game, and listening to the end.

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #9: November 07, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »
That's really sad. 

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #10: November 07, 2017, 06:25:02 PM »
It really sucks. My mom, a Phillies fan, is pretty beat up about this. I loved watching him pitch and I was sad for him when he was in the twilight of his career and struggled. He was so dominant and made it look easy sometimes. He had some of the best command I've ever seen since Maddux, and I don't think anyone else today is quite there.

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #11: November 08, 2017, 10:03:59 AM »
It really sucks. My mom, a Phillies fan, is pretty beat up about this. I loved watching him pitch and I was sad for him when he was in the twilight of his career and struggled. He was so dominant and made it look easy sometimes. He had some of the best command I've ever seen since Maddux, and I don't think anyone else today is quite there.
Funny you mention Maddux.  Prime Halladay was that sort of control plus an ability to strike you out if he decided he had to.  Most of the time, he was content with a little contact so he could keep the pitch count down and work deep, but he was able to back that up with the ability to get a K if he wanted. 

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #12: November 08, 2017, 10:26:22 AM »
Funny you mention Maddux.  Prime Halladay was that sort of control plus an ability to strike you out if he decided he had to.

I always find it interesting that Maddux seems a tiny bit slighted in that regard. From 1991-1998 Maddux had a 6.9 K/9 ratio in an era with slightly lower strikeouts. From 2003-2011 Halladay had a 7.0 K/9 ratio in an era with slightly higher strikeouts. Halladay had 15 games of 10 or more strikeouts, Maddux had 16 such games.

Certainly Maddux also kept hitters off balance to get soft contact, but he didn't lack the ability to make hitters miss. While we don't have data for his peak, even at 36-38 Maddux was league-average in swinging strike rate. Since in his prime Halladay was only slightly above average in that metric, I think we can probably assume peak Maddux was as good or better than peak Halladay in making batters miss.

Just another reason Maddux was such an amazing pitcher, since Halladay was an all-time great as well.

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Re: RIP Roy Halladay
« Reply #13: November 08, 2017, 10:39:39 AM »
Maddux seemed to have pitched twice as long, and Halladay put those numbers up against some prime NYY / Bos lineups. Granted, he also had the bad D-Rays and the Os, too :stir: