BOSTON (CBS) — Curt Schilling fell simply in need of enshrinement within the Baseball Corridor of Fame this yr. Previous to studying the outcomes of this yr’s voting, Schilling politely asked the Hall of Fame to take away his identify from the poll subsequent yr, which will likely be Schilling’s last yr of eligibility.
The Corridor of Fame, although, has denied that request, and Schilling’s identify will likely be on the poll subsequent yr.
In an announcement for Tom Glavine, Craig Biggio, and Ken Griffey Jr. being elected to the board of administrators, the Corridor of Fame additionally included the choice on Schilling.
“The Board of Administrators additionally reviewed Curt Schilling’s request to be faraway from the 2022 Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America Corridor of Fame poll,” the assertion learn. “In a unanimous choice, the request was denied. Schilling will stay eligible for the BBWAA poll for the Tenth-and-final time in 2022.”
Schilling obtained 71.1 % of the votes from writers, simply 16 votes shy of the 75 % threshold wanted for enshrinement.
In his letter to the Corridor of Fame, Schilling stated that if he did get voted in to Cooperstown, his choice was to put on a Diamondbacks hat, with the Phillies being his second selection. He expressed a lingering resentment for Crimson Sox proprietor John Henry and Crimson Sox chairman Tom Werner.