New York Don Larsen was watching the news Wednesday night when he saw an item of particular interest.
His most exclusive of clubs had just picked up another member.
Larsen saluted Roy Halladay on Thursday for becoming the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the postseason, telling The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was happy for the Philadelphia Phillies right-hander.
“Quite a nice effort he had,” Larsen said. “You have to give him credit for that.”
Halladay recorded his second no-hitter of the season in a 4-0 victory Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the NL division series. The 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner threw a perfect game at Florida on May 29.
Larsen tossed a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, for more than five decades the only playoff no-hitter.
“You work hard for certain things,” Larsen said. “I guess if you work hard enough good things are going to happen to you and it did for me and Halladay. You have to appreciate these things because you never know what’s going to happen in the future.”