Friday, May 22, 2015

Halladay Another Phil in 2K K Club

Roy Halladay reached the 2,000-strikeout mark Sunday.

Halladay Another Phil in 2K K Club

(Dave Tulis/AP)
(Dave Tulis/AP)

Sunday, Roy Halladay became the 67th major league pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts.

He is the 14th of those 67 to have played at least some of his career with the Phillies.

Those 14:

 Steve Carlton 4136  3031 
 Ferguson Jenkins 3192   12 
 Pedro Martinez 3154  37 
 Curt Schilling 3116  1554 
 Jim Bunning 2855  1197 
 Tim Keefe 2564  206 
 Jerry Koosman 2556  197 
 Jim Kaat 2461  188 
 Jamie Moyer 2441  439 
 Robin Roberts 2357  1871 
 Grover Cleveland Alexander     2198  1409 
 Fernando Valenzuela 2074  19 
 Kevin Millwood 2059  294 
 Roy Halladay 2006  511 
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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