8. Curt Schilling
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, AK USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 07, 1988
  • Final Game: September 25, 2007
  • NLCS MVP - 1993
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1995
  • Babe Ruth Award - 2001
  • Branch Rickey Award - 2001
  • Hutch Award - 2001
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2001
  • World Series MVP - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2002
 
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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?

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Definitely put him in! - 53.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 26.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series MVP (2001)
    NLCS MVP (1993)
    ML Hutch Award (2001)
    6 Time All Star (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 & 2004)
    Most Wins (2) (NL) (2001) (AL) (2004)
    Most Innings Pitched (2) (NL) (1998 & 2001)
    Most Strikeouts (2) (NL) (1997 & 1998)
    Most Complete Games (4) (NL) (1996, 1997, 1998 & 2001)
    World Series Rings (3) (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2001 & Boston Red Sox, 2004 & 2007)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes
    (NL: 2002, 10th)
    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:
    (NL: 1997, 4th), (NL: 2001, 2nd), (NL: 2002, 2nd) & (AL: 2004, 2nd)
    9  Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 15. Strikeouts: 3,116
    28. WAR for Pitchers: 69.7
    82. Wins: 216
    87. Games Started: 436
    95. Innings Pitched: 3,261
  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Red Sox

Should Curt Schilling be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 53.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 26.7%

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Comments   

0 #10 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-18 20:57
Quoting Clover Nico Star starryclovers:
I supported him going in until he revealed himself to be a racist, homophobe and transphobe.

Schilling is still a Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher who deserves to be in based on his career.

The question comes down to whether you think the Hall of Fame represents, or should represent, values other than baseball. There is the integrity and sportsmanship clause in the criteria, and I think that will be used in the next vote against Schilling by some voters.

My perspective is that the Hall is a shrine for baseball greatness, not human decency. There are already some unsavory characters in the Hall: Do we eject them retrospectively ? Do we say that now we're being moral and decent?
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0 #9 Clover Nico Star starryclovers 2016-04-29 20:49
I supported him going in until he revealed himself to be a racist, homophobe and transphobe.
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0 #8 Chrome Dog 2016-04-13 15:55
Almost - but his regular season #s aren't good enough.
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0 #7 Darryl Tahirali 2016-01-20 00:47
Quoting Gus_Schultz:
Only a meager 216 wins in the hall?

Hall of Fame pitchers with similar "meager" win totals:

Pedro Martinez = 219
John Smoltz = 213
Don Drysdale = 209
Hal Newhouser = 207

Those are the ones whom I consider justified HoFers. Other, dubious HoFers:

Catfish Hunter = 224
Stan Coveleski = 215
Chief Bender = 212
Jesse Haines = 210
Bob Lemon = 207
Rube Marquard = 201

1. Wins were harder to get in Schilling's era than in previous eras.
2. Wins don't tell you how good a pitcher is as much as they tell you how good (or bad) his team was in any case.
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+1 #6 Highpointer 2015-05-29 20:57
Quoting Gus_Schultz:
Overrated narcissist. Cares about nobody other than himself. Only a meager 216 wins in the hall? Never won 20. Never won a Cy Young, never lead the league in ERA. Overrated.
Curt Schilling was 22-6 for the Diamondbacks in 2001, 23-7 for the Diamondbacks in 2002, and 21-6 for the Red Sox in 2004. He was second in the Cy Young Award balloting each of those years; in 2001 and 2002, there was a teammate named Randy Johnson who took the Cy Young awards away from him.
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0 #5 JohnfromNH 2015-03-29 22:53
Three World Series rings, one WS MVP, one LCS MVP, 11-2 lifetime postseason record. Not to mention: risking his career by having a never-before-do ne procedure done so he could pitch! The next season, he willingly offered to close, greatly lengthening the time it took him to return to starting form and probably cost him 30+ wins.

He won 20 twice: 22-6 in 2001 (Arizona) and 21-6 in 2004 (Boston, age 37, pitching half the season with a tendon problem).

One reason he "only" has 216 wins is that in his prime, he was on some REALLY bad teams. (He once had a 3.19 ERA and a losing record.) He was on four 90-loss teams and two 85+ loss teams with the Phillies.
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-2 #4 Gus_Schultz 2015-03-29 21:25
Overrated narcissist. Cares about nobody other than himself. Only a meager 216 wins in the hall? Never won 20. Never won a Cy Young, never lead the league in ERA. Overrated.
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-2 #3 Gus_Schultz 2015-03-29 21:24
Overrated!! Never won 20, never won a Cy Young, an ERA title and a meager 216 wins. Plus he was a cancer in the locker room. The image of him throwing a towel over his head as his colleague Mitch Williams pitched in the /93 WS says it all. Egocentric and total narcissist. Now he cost the state of Rhode Island millions because they were dumb enough to invest in his computer game? :sad:
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-1 #2 JohnFromNH 2013-04-16 00:00
He should be in Cooperstown...m ostly on the strength of his incredible postseason performances with Boston & Arizona. He should have won a Cy Young...got screwed in 2004!
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0 #1 Endlessjose 2013-01-09 07:51
I know he has nice stats but Curt with his bad 216 wins and him never winning a Cy Young is not a hall of famer. Also there's too many pitchers better than him in his era.
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