Jay Z Met David Wells at 'SNL 40' Party, Thought He Was Curt Schilling

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2015

David Wells (left) and Curt Schilling at Red Sox spring training in 2005.
David Wells (left) and Curt Schilling at Red Sox spring training in 2005.Associated Press

As it turns out, even somebody of Jay Z's stature is capable of mistaking a face.

The rapper has become more involved in the sports world in recent years, with his Roc Nation agency a popular choice among professional athletes. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that he knows today's athletes pretty well. However, he may need a bit of a refresher on some of the veterans.

It wasn't too long ago that David Wells and Curt Schilling were among the best pitchers in baseball. Wells—a three-time All-Star—won 239 games in his 21-year career and even tossed a perfect game back in 1998. As for Schilling, the right-hander won 216 games in his 20-year career and made six All-Star teams.

Both pitchers have impressive resumes, but one of them has a special place in MLB history because of a legendary postseason performance. In Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, Schilling pitched through an ankle injury and bloody sock to help the Boston Red Sox even the series against the New York Yankees. Boston eventually won the World Series that year, breaking an 86-year drought.

Nobody in the baseball world can mention Schilling's name without bringing up the "bloody sock game." However, Jay Z made a bit of a mistake when trying to talk about the bloody sock at a Saturday Night Live 40 party last weekend, according to former Yankees pitcher David Cone:

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Oops.

Here are the reactions from Schilling and Wells:

It's an innocent mistake, but embarrassing nonetheless.

[Twitter, h/t Big League Stew]