06/19/2007 1:23 PM ET
Halladay: Reaching the century mark
Roy Halladay won No. 100 in his first start back from an emergency appendectomy on May 11. (AP)
Winning my 100th career game a few weeks ago was a nice milestone. When you're still playing, you don't pay much attention to that type of thing. You want to keep your focus on the game at hand and keep moving forward. But it's a nice number to reach and it will probably be nice to reflect back on it someday when I'm done playing.
Hopefully there are many more ahead for me. I'd like to keep going and hit some more milestones along the way.
I don't think I'll think of that 100th win as my first start after coming back from an emergency appendectomy. An appendectomy is something you want to try and put behind you. I see it as just a day when I went out there to give us a chance to be in the game.
I was happy that the win came at home, though. I love the city of Toronto and I've enjoyed playing here. The milestone does reinforce that I've been here a while now.
I first come up here in 1998, 10 years ago, when I was 21. It's just amazing how fast your career seems to happen. One day you look back and see that so much around you has changed since you started playing. Then you realize it has been a long time.
Growing up in Colorado, when I first got to Toronto I never really thought about this becoming a second home. But the longer you stay, the more you become a part of it. Toronto will always stay a part of my life. I'll always have fond memories of this city after I retire.
Along the way, there have been a lot of people who helped me. I've had a lot of great experiences and a lot of fun over the years. Hopefully, the fun continues.
Roy Halladay, a former Cy Young Award winner who has pitched in two All-Star Games, earned his 100th career win on May 31 when he threw seven shutout innings against the White Sox .The 30-year-old right-hander has pitched his entire career with Toronto.