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We Remember: 10th Anniversary of Curt Schilling's Bloody Sock Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 19, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2004, file photo, blood appears around the right ankle of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. Schilling, whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year, is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during that game. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
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Ten years ago today, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling delivered the most memorable performance of his career by pitching through an ankle injury in Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series.

With his team in the process of coming back from a 3-0 hole in the series against the New York Yankees, Schilling pitched through the pain and gave his team everything he had. The performance will always be known as the "Bloody Sock Game."

Schilling picked up the victory by holding the Yankees to just one run on four hits over seven innings. 

The bloody sock is the most iconic image from the game, but this game also featured a very controversial play. In the eighth inning, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez infamously slapped the baseball out of Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove. Rodriguez was ruled out on the play.

Boston won the game, 4-2.

The Red Sox went on to complete the historic comeback by knocking off the Yankees in Game 7. Then, Boston ended the Curse of the Bambino by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series to win its first championship in 86 years.

[MLB.com]