- Height: 6’ 4”
- Weight: 215 lbs.
- DOB: November 14, 1966
- Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
- College: Yavapai Community College
- Mascot: 'Ole Ruff
- High School: Shadow Mountain High School
- Position: Starting Pitcher (SP)
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Draft: 2nd round, Boston Red Sox, 1986
Curt Schilling was born on November 14, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska. He played baseball at Yavapai Community College and led the Roughriders to the Junior College World Series in 1985. Schilling was then drafted in the 2nd round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Despite being drafted by Boston, Schilling was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 before he had made his major league debut. He spent three seasons with the Orioles, appearing in a total of 44 games, before moving to the Houston Astros for one season. Schilling finally ended up with the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1992 campaign, and he stayed with the club through 2000. It was with the Phillies that Schilling first established himself as an excellent starting pitcher. He won over 15 games four times, struck out 300 or more batters two times, and led the Phillies to the World Series in 1993.
Schilling has spent the last seven years of his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-03) and the Boston Red Sox (2003-present). He has had three seasons of over 20 wins, been named to six All-Star teams, and is a two-time World Series champion (2001 with Arizona, 2004 with Boston). Through 2007, he has 216 career wins, 3,116 career strikeouts, and a career 3.46 ERA.
One particularly bright spot for Schilling has been his solid pitching in the playoffs. Winner of both the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP, Schilling is 10-2 over 18 playoff starts with a 2.25 ERA and 116 strikeouts.
Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
- Six-Time All-Star
- Two-Time World Series Champion