Monday, January 14, 2019

With Over 41% Of Ballots Now Public, Curt Schilling Is Inching Closer To HOF

With 41.5% of all ballots now in the public domain, Red Sox legend Curt Schilling is actually picking up some ground in his quest to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. As of this morning, Schilling has garnered 73.7% of the public vote—with 75% needed for induction. He needs 183 of the 241 remaining votes to get to the magic 75% threshold. Interestingly, Schilling is now ahead of both Barry Bonds (72.5%) and Roger Clemens (73.1%) in the voting. Still on-pace for induction this Summer are: Mariano Rivera (100%), Roy Halladay (94.2%), Edgar Martinez (90.1%), and Mike Mussina (81.3%). Very few observers thought Schilling would gain entry this year—or even get this tantalizingly close. He will have three more shots at getting in after this year, so things are looking up for the big righty. Over his 20-year MLB career, Schilling posted a 216-146 record—with a 3.46 ERA. He also struck out 3,116 batters. In the postseason, he was 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA. You can track all of the public Hall Of Fame voting HERE.