Curt Schilling Goes On Salty Rant, Wants His Name Taken Off 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot ‘Cowards’

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For the first time since 2013, not a single player was elected to the hall of fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had the closest vote, earning 71.1 percent of the 75 required to make the cut. Barry Bonds was next with 61.8%.

Even though Schilling was just 16 votes shy of making it to the hall of fame, the process has gotten him completely fed up. The former all-star pitcher took to Facebook and officially asked to be taken off the ballot for next year’s voting.

“I will not participate in the final year of voting,” Schilling wrote. “I am requesting to be removed from the ballot. I’ll defer to the veteran’s committee and men whose opinions actually matter.”

“I don’t think I’m a hall of famer as I’ve often stated,” he continued, “but if former players think I am then I’ll accept that with honor.”

Here is the full Facebook rant:

I want to share with everyone the letter I wrote to the folks at the Hall of Fame yesterday. They’ve been otherworldly…

Posted by Curt Schilling on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The 54-year-old, who pitched for five teams over a 20-year MLB career collected a 216-146 record through over 400 starts.