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Roy's Rising

In just over three full seasons, Roy Halladay is already 33rd on the Phillies' all-time wins list.

Roy's Rising

Sunday´s victory enabled Roy Halladay to become the 109th major league pitcher to reach 200 wins. (Alan Diaz/AP)
Sunday's victory enabled Roy Halladay to become the 109th major league pitcher to reach 200 wins. (Alan Diaz/AP)

Sunday's victory enabled Roy Halladay to become the 109th major league pitcher to reach 200 wins.

It was also his 52nd in just over three full seasons with the Phillies, which ties him for 33rd on the club's list of most wins since 1901 (see below).

And check out this cool year-by-year interactive comparison of how Halladay stacks up with some other all-time great hurlers.

 Pitcher    W     
 Pitcher   W     
 Pitcher   W
 Steve Carlton
 241  Larry Christenson  
 83  Kevin Gross
 60
 Robin Roberts
 234  Dick Ruthven
 78  Shane Rawley
 59
 Grover Alexander  
 190  Erskine Mayer
 76  Frank Corridon
 59
 Chris Short
 132  Jim Lonborg
 75  Art Mahaffey
 58
 Curt Simmons
 115  Rick Wise
 75  Ray Benge
 58
 Curt Schilling
 101  Brett Myers
 73  Ron Reed
 57
 Tully Sparks
   95
 Phil Collins
 72  Jamie Moyer
 56
 Cole Hamels
   91
 Randy Wolf
 69  Kyle Kendrick
 55
 Jim Bunning
   89
 Jimmy Ring
 68  George McQuillan  
 54
 Eppa Rixey
   87
 Earl Moore
 67  Don Carman
 53
 Bill Duggleby
   87
 Terry Mulholland
 62  Roy Halladay
 52
         Schoolboy Rowe
 52
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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