Curt Schilling: The Bloody Sock Retires

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIMarch 24, 2009

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:   Pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox grabs at his ankle as it appears to be bleeding in the fourth inning during game six of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees on October 19, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

One of the craziest, best, and just pure talented pitchers of my generation has announced his retirement. Curt Schilling, one of the most memorable pitchers is finally hanging up the spikes for good.

I have many memories of watching Schilling growing up. Whether it was him and Randy Johnson pitching in the 2001 world series versus the New York Yankees or the bloody sock in 2004. Schilling has provided young fans like myself with many memories and moments to look back on.

With his nasty slider, Schilling has compiled some amazing career stats. Schilling has 216 wins, 3.46 ERA, and 3,116 strikeouts over his 20 year career. Schilling played with a good amount of teams.

From 1988-1990, Schilling was with the Orioles. Schilling played with Astros for one year in 1991. From 1992-2000, Schilling played with the Phillies. In 2000, Schilling was traded to the Diamondbacks where he played until 2003 to join the Red Sox. The place he ended his career.

Curt made the All-Star game six times throughout his career. He also has won his fair share of different awards. He received the NLCS MVP in 1993, Lou Gehrig award in 1995, the Babe Ruth Award, Branch Rickey Award, Hutch Award, Roberto Clemente Award, TSN Pitcher of the Year, and World Series MVP all in 2001. Not to forget the TSN Pitcher of the Year again in 2002.

Schilling will be a Hall-of-Famer. I think first ballot, but who knows. Only time will tell. He will get into the Hall and I think as a member of the Boston Red Sox.