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schilling retires. HOF?

Postby WyldStallyn » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:48 am

schilling has called it quits

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Curt Schilling announced Monday that he's retiring, writing on his blog that "this party has officially ended."

Schilling talked last month about trying to come back after missing all of last season following shoulder surgery, but decided to call it quits after 20 seasons and 216 wins. Schilling will be an interesting Hall of Fame case, because his win total is far below the typical threshold for enshrinement while his postseason performance is among the best in baseball history. He made six All-Star teams, pitched in four World Series, finished second in the Cy Young balloting in each of his three 20-win seasons and ranks 15th all time with 3,116 strikeouts.


what are peoples thoughts on his hall of fame chances?

216-146 career record, 3116 career SO, 3.46 era, 1.14 WHIP, 83 CG, 20 SHO
postseason: 19 GS, 11-2, 2.23 era, 4 CG, 2 SHO
NLCS MVP, 2x NL Strikeout Leader, WS MVP
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:52 am

HOF 100% ;-)
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby thomasps3 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:07 pm

3000 Ks and we are asking this question? His politics stink, but as a big time pitcher in the playoffs on top of the 3000 Ks, he is a surefire First-timer.....
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:24 pm

I'm going to miss that beer-bellied blowhard.

I'd put him in.
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby drunkmonkey » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:27 pm

I think the better question is: Is there anyone who won't vote him in on the first ballot?
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby Old_Style » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:39 pm

drunkmonkey wrote:I think the better question is: Is there anyone who won't vote him in on the first ballot?


Probably the same guys that didn't vote for Ricky.
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:40 pm

Definitely HOF. There's no other guy from his generation I want on the mound in the playoffs over him.
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby Matthias » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:46 pm

Complete non-question. HoF.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby Yanks_Baby » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:47 pm

No doubt about it.

Why is his win total so low though? :-?

Maybe because of all his time with a weak offense, like the DBacks.
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Re: schilling retires. HOF?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:58 pm

If Tom Glavine is a HOFer, then Schilling is. And so are Mussina and Smoltz.
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