The signing of Roy Halladay in the off season last year was one of the hottest topics of Phillies baseball in a while. Ruben Amaro traded off a very capable Cliff Lee, even after Lee turned in a superior performance in the few months that he was on the team. The Halladay era started this season, and now it appears that he is on the doorstep of doing something that the Phillies haven’t done since 1982. The Phillies haven’t had a 20 game winner on the pitching staff since Steve Carlton did it way back in the early 80’s.
Steve Carlton pitched 20 games or more winning seasons on 5 occasions for the Phillies. That feat will probably not be broken anytime soon. Here is a list of the most wins by a Phils pitcher in the last 5 seasons:
- 2009 – 12 wins -(tie) Moyer, Happ, Blanton
- 2008 – 16 wins – Moyer
- 2007 – 15 wins – Hamels
- 2006 – 12 wins – Myers
Let's take a moment to remember this date in history, Sept. 11th. The day changed America just like the bombing of Pearl Harbor did many years before the events that took place on September 11th, 2001. Let's pray for peace and remember those who lost their lives on that sunny morning in the World Trade Center in New York City now 9 years ago.