New York, NY â€“ November 15, 2010â€“ 2K Sports announced today that they have named Philadelphia Philliesâ„¢ ace pitcher, Roy Halladay, as the cover athlete for their upcoming video game Major League BaseballÂ® 2K11, the next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball 2K series. Halladay, who this season became one of only 20 pitchers in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game, continues 2K Sportsâ€™ tradition of bringing todayâ€™s premier players to the most realistic sports simulation titles available. Despite gracing the cover of this yearâ€™s title and having a phenomenally successful year, Halladay remains humbled at 2K Sportsâ€™ prediction that he will win the National League Cy Young Award tomorrow for his impressive feats on the mound.
â€œIâ€™m honored to be on the cover of Major League Baseball 2K11,â€ said Halladay, who also pitched a no-hitter in this yearâ€™s Major League Baseball postseason. â€œIâ€™m not one for predictions, but should 2K Sports be right about tomorrow, well, that would be a great way to end the year.â€
If Halladay wins the National League Cy Young Award tomorrow, he will also become the fifth pitcher to win the coveted award in both leagues, as he previously won it in 2003 while a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay was recently honored by his peers, when he was named the 2010 Players Choice Award winner for the National League Outstanding Pitcher.Â One of the most dominant and consistent pitchers of his era, Halladay is an especially appropriate representative for the Major League Baseball 2K seriesâ€™ Total Control Pitching mechanic, which gives players an unprecedented level of control and accuracy on the mound.
â€œIn the â€˜Year of the Pitcherâ€™, Roy has truly distinguished himself as the best pitcher in baseball,â€ said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development for 2K. â€œBetween his dominating season that included baseballâ€™s 20th perfect game, and his exciting performance during the postseason, we believe there is no player more worthy of representing our revolutionary pitching mechanic on the cover of Major League Baseball 2K11 than Roy Halladay.â€
Developed by 2K Sportsâ€™ Visual Concepts studio, Major League Baseball 2K11 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available this spring for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationÂ®3 (PS3â„¢) and PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment systems, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, Wiiâ„¢ systemand Windows PC.Â For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com.
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