In an undated contract, Curt Schilling signs his name five times for Topps baseball cards. Though the exact date of the agreement is unknown, it lists Schilling’s team as the Baltimore Orioles, a team for which he won only one game.
Schilling found greatness with the Phillies. His nine seasons in Philadelphia included three All Star teams and more than 100 wins. After 2001 he left the Phillies to join Arizona.
From 2001-2004, Schilling had three 20-win seasons, three all star appearances, and three second-place finishes in Cy Young Award balloting.
The right-hander was dominant in the postseason. In 19 career starts he went 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA. In postseason elimination games he was even better. He went 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA.
Schilling was a key man during the championship runs by Arizona in 2001 and Boston in 2004 and 2007. In fact, his 56 strikeouts during the 2001 is the most in a single postseason in baseball history.
Many believe Schilling’s on-field performance warrants a plaque in Cooperstown. While there’s no doubt he’s in the Cooperstown conversation, his outspoken political views cloud his candidacy.
Curt should be in the HOF!!
Definitely a HOFer. Thanks for your BLOOD & sweat in Boston Schill.
HOF without him is a sham.
HOF without him is a sham. Outspeak my ass.