Which Cy Young season was Roy Halladay's best?
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Which Cy Young season was Roy Halladay's best?

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Former MLB All-Star Roy Halladay died in a plane crash in early November, leaving behind a legacy of tireless work ethic and great pitching. Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history and won two Cy Young seven years apart in two different leagues. In 2003, he pitched the first extra-inning shutout since 1991 on the way to his first Cy Young award. In 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history en route to his second Cy Young. Which year was his best? 

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Roy Halladay was already an All-Star when the 2003 season rolled around. But that year, he became a superstar. Halladay won a career-high 22 games and led MLB with 266 innings pitched. He also finished with a career-high 26 starts and had a .759 winning percentage.

He also threw the first extra-inning shutout since 1991, where he took a no-hitter into the last frame before giving up a double. 2010 Halladay was good, but he didn't have the durability of 2003 Halladay.

Any pitcher who throws a perfect game is an instant legend. Halladay was already a superstar when he dropped 27 batters in a row, but it was what he did the rest of the season that was amazing. He finished 2010 with 21 wins, which is less than his 2003 total, but he posted a better ERA and led the league with a career-high strikeout-walk ratio. His regular season dominance translated to the postseason where he threw the second postseason no-hitter in league history.

2003 Halladay may have been sprier, but 2010 Halladay dominated opponents with a higher baseball IQ. 2010 was Doc's best season.

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