At 42 years young, Curt Schilling has called it quits after 23 years in the MLB. On Monday, Schilling announced his retirement with “zero regrets.” He signed a one-year, $8 million contract, but missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.
Schilling was co-MVP with Randy Johnson of the 2001 World Series and helped the Diamondbacks win in their first World Series appearance against the New York Yankees. Schilling was also a member of the 2004 and 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox teams.
Schilling wrote, “The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.”
Schilling finished his career with 3,116 strikeouts (14th most in baseball history), a 216-146 record, and a 3.46 ERA. In the postseason, he went 11-2 record, the best of any pitcher with at least 10 decisions, with a 2.23 ERA in 19 career starts. Perhaps his most memorable game occurred in Game 2 of the 2004 World Series when he was pitching with a loose tendon in his right ankle, causing blood to seep through his sock, which now resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame.