For the record, we love outspoken athletes. They may not always be popular with fans (and other players), but they sure make for far better sound bites than “we gotta go out there and give 100 percent” or other such statements from the “Athlete’s guide to dealing with the Media”. Ironically, Schilling
is now part of the media, but remains as outspoken as ever.
Schilling attracted attention with his arm too. Although he has only 216 career Major League victories, he has a career WAR of 69.7, which ranks him in the top thirty all time for Pitchers. He was a strikeout machine who also rarely walked batters, as shown by his number two career ranking in Strikeouts to Walks Ratio. Schilling also rose to the occasion even more in the Post Season, where he posted an 11 and 2 record, a World Series and NLCS MVP, three rings and a WHIP under one.
Curt Schilling’s famous bloody sock from the 2004 Hall of Fame is already in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Logic dictates that there is a solid chance that he will join his famous hosiery.
Should Curt Schilling be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 74%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6%