Tuesday, January 8, 2019

With Nearly 40% Of Ballots Now Public, Curt Schilling Remains Viable For HOF

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The demise of Curt Schilling's Hall of Fame candidacy has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the former Red Sox post-season hero is gaining a little ground in his quest for Cooperstown glory. With 38.6% of all Hall of Fame ballots now publicly known, the big righty is holding firm at 73.6% of the vote—needing 75% for enshrinement. Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina still appear to be on-track for safe election to the Hall—with Roger Clemens (73.6%) and Barry Bonds (73.0%) in about the same striking range as Schilling. If 192 more writers have Schilling on their ballot (75.9% of the outstanding vote), then he will be on that hallowed stage next Summer. Of course, this is just the seventh year of Schilling's eligibility, so even if he misses this year, his close-call bodes well for his fortunes in the remaining three years he'll be on the ballot. Stay tuned! You can update the public vote for the Hall of Fame HERE.