Phillies Career- 1,659 IP 101-78 3.35 ERA 1.12 WHIP 1,554 K
Best Year- 1997- 254 IP 17-11 2.97 ERA 1.05 WHIP 319 K
Before Curt Schilling arrived to Philadelphia in 1992, he'd already been on four teams in seven years. He had the reputation of being a goofball and not taking the game seriously.
That all changed when then Phillies pitching coach Johnny Podres got a hold of him.
His performance in the 1993 postseason was a pre-cursor of what was to come. He's considered one of the best postseason performers in MLB history.
Schilling won the 1993 NLCS MVP despite not recording a decision in the series. The Phillies were outscored 33-23 by Atlanta, but Philadelphia won in both of Schilling's starts.
In Game One, Schilling went eight innings, allowed seven hits, two earned runs and struck out 10. The Phillies entered the ninth with a 3-2 lead, but Mitch Williams was unable to close. Kim Batiste's double in the tenth won it 4-3.
In Game Five, Schilling went eight innings, allowed four hits, an earned run and struck out nine. The Phillies again entered the ninth with a 3-2 lead, and once again Mitch Williams blew the save. Lenny Dykstra hit the game-winning home run in the tenth to win it for the Phillies 4-3.