Baseball fans everywhere can remember the image of the blood seeping through Curt Schilling’s right sock as he pitched the Boston Red Sox into the 2004 World Series.
Schilling had undergone a medical procedure on the tendon in his right foot and the blood was working its way through the stitches with every pitch he threw. Nonetheless, Schilling did his job against the New York Yankees, and the Red Sox went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
No one is questioning Schilling’s gutsy performance from that chilly night in Yankee Stadium but it seems that some people think that pitching in that game was a performance worthy of a ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Not everyone agrees.
Wayne Monroe, the only resident of Butte who helps decide who gets into the Hall of Fame, doesn’t feel that Schilling is worthy.
“It’s not everybody gets in,” Monroe said. “There are a lot of good players that never got in.”