Despite a frustrating, injury-plagued season in 2012, Roy Halladay still managed to add some luster to his distinguished career. Last season, Halladay joined this elite group of pitchers who are the only hurlers in the live-ball era with a particular career accomplishment. What is that accomplishment?
Congratulations to Brooklyn Mick! With the help of other posters (particularly Josh, JA and Ed), Brooklyn identified that Roy Halladay made his 10th opening day start in 2012 to join an elite group of pitchers. For Halladay, it was his 10th straight opening day start, with his teams going 7-3 (including 7-1 for the last 8 years). Watch for both CC Sabathia and Mark Buehrle to join this group in 2013. Opening Day (or Opening Night, rather) is just 101 days away – countdown starts tomorrow.
And, sorry for not having the full list of names to start the quiz.
Hint: this is a single career milestone achievement, not some combination of various counting or rate stats.