Monday, July 13, 2009

Doc Halladay to Start the Mid-Summer Classic

ST. LOUIS -- Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay were selected Monday as the starting pitchers for the All-Star Game.

Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner, Lincecum is 10-2 with a 2.33 ERA for the San Francisco Giants. He will get the ball Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, NL manager Charlie Manuel announced.

Lincecum made the All-Star team for last season's game at Yankee Stadium but was unable to pitch because he was ill.

American League manager Joe Maddon and the National League's Charlie Manuel announced their lineups for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in St Louis:

"This is a great accomplishment for me," Lincecum said, his long, shaggy hair protruding from under a black knit cap. "I think tomorrow the big thing is going to be just getting to the field. And after that, just getting on the field."

Halladay, 10-3 with a 2.85 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays, was chosen by AL manager Joe Maddon.

At long last, the finest pitcher in the American League (most wins in baseball since 2002, while playing for a team with a winning percentage of .499 over the course of those 7 1/2 seasons) is getting his due. Not only is Doc Halladay the greatest pitcher to ever don the poweder blues, he is also one of the classiest men in the biggs.

Congratulations to the Doc. It really couldn't happen to a better guy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm in the states for 2 months and this is the closest I can get to Toronto so I hope it's not true. I read in today's paper.