It’s been a busy month in Major League Baseball….for perfect games. Roy Halladay’s perfect game was only the 20th perfect game in history but ironically the 2nd this month. Halladay bested the Florida Marlins 1-0 in route to MLB history.

Oakland’s Dallas Braden pitched a perfect game earlier this month against Tampa Bay and now with Roy Halladay’s perfect game it’s the first time that two have been pitched in the same season in the modern era. Braden was and is a virtual unknown in the game. Roy Halladay is a former Cy Young Award winner in the American League.

Halladay is a 33 year old hard throwing right hander who spent the first 11 years of his career in the AL with the Toronto Blue Jays where he won the 2003 Cy Young Award. Halladay was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2009 season.

Halladay, usually a strikeout pitcher, was no different tonight against Florida. He struck out 11 of the 27 straight that he sat down. The game was played in South Florida but he won over the 25,000 plus fans who cheered him on as they recognized they were witnessing history.

An interesting fact about Halladay is that in his 2nd career start in 1998 he had a near no hitter broken up with two outs in the 9th inning. He went on to win the game for his first career win. There would be no late inning heroics for the Marlins today though as Roy Halladay’s perfect game was completed.