For only the second time in the history of baseball, a no-hitter has been thrown in the postseason.
Roy Halladay, of the Philadelphia Phillies, pitched a no-hitter in Game One of the National League Division Series against the Central Division’s Cincinnati Reds. Halladay allowed one walk, to Reds OF Jay Bruce, on six pitches in the 5th inning. Aside from a few hard-hit balls, the Reds never even posed a threat to Halladay’s brilliance. Philadelphia won the game 4-0, with their opponent’s starter, Edinson Volquez, getting knocked out after 1 2/3 innings.
Halladay also threw a perfect game during the regular season, on May 29, against the Florida Marlins.
The only other time in which a no-hitter was thrown in the MLB postseason was Oct. 8, 1956, when Don Larsen, of the Yankees, pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.