Curt Schilling is an American pitcher on the Boston Red Sox.
Schilling is widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in recent history. Coincidentally, Schilling began his career in the Red Sox farm system. He was traded to Baltimore in 1988, and made his MLB debut in Baltimore. He spent a year with Houston, before being traded to Philadelphia, wher he would spend 8 years. In 1993, he helped lead the Phillies to the World Series where they lost to the defending champion Toronto Blue Jays. He won the NLCS MVP and pitched a shutout in his second start of the World Series. He had more than 300 strikeouts in both 1997 and 1998, but was finally traded to Arizona in 2000. In 2001, Schilling and co-ace Randy Johnson shared the World Series MVP award as they upset the Yankees to win the World Series.
In 2004, Schilling won 21 games to help the Red Sox reach the World Series. In Game 6 of the ALCS, he turned in one of the most memorable performances in playoff history, pitching on an ankle that was so badly injured that his sock was soaked in blood by the end of the game. In 2005, Schilling struggled due to injuries, but pitched well in 2006, winning his 200th game, and making his 400th start. He also recorded his 1000th strikeout in the same season. In 2007, Schilling helped the Red Sox advance to the World Series again, pitching well in nearly all of his appearances in the postseason. Unfortunately, in 2008, Schilling suffered a shoulder injury and underwent season ending surgery.