Kurt Schilling has had enough.
On Tuesday, the outspoken MLB player participated in a speech he wrote to the Baseball Hall of Fame afterward They come out to vote for the ninth year in a row.
“I will not participate in the last year of voting,” he wrote in the message shared on Facebook. I demand to be removed from the ballot. I will submit to the Veterans Committee and the men whose opinions really matter and who are in a position to judge the player. “
Hall of Fame board said Will consider Schilling’s request.
Schilling, along with Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, were among the top three vote-earners in 2021, with none reaching the 75% vote mark on the BBWAA ballot and Schilling was the closest at 71.1%.
He continued: “I don’t think I’m a famous family celebrity as I often mentioned, but if previous players think I will accept it with honor.”
The 54-year-old, who made for five teams over the course of his 20 years in the NBA career – won World Championship titles with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 and the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 – won 216 matches with 3.46 career ERA, Up to 3,116 hits, good for 15th place ever. He rose to prominence in the post-season, amassing 11-2 records in 19 starts, including a 4–1 mark and 2.06 ERA in seven World Championships.
Schilling’s post-baseball life has been controversial. He was suspended from ESPN’s Little League World Series concert after he compared Muslim extremists to Nazi-era Germans in a tweet. His subsequent post on Facebook about transgender people caused him to be kicked out of the network.
One day after the attack on the US Capitol building, he wrote on Twitter: “You cowards sat on your hands, doing nothing while looting the liberal trash that had been looted and burned for the air in Jordan and the big screens, and sit down …. and watch people start a confrontation for (Expletive) counts such as rights, democracy and ending government corruption. “
The ballot was time to attack.
In recent years, he has criticized the media, which he believes unfairly portrayed him.
He wrote: “The media has created a Curt Schilling that never existed and did not exist before.” “It’s one of the things that allowed me to sleep at night. Not a single iota of that to absolve myself of sin, the Lord knows that I committed my portion and I will do it again. Never scratch, and never intentionally or intentionally hurt someone else I was 100% responsible and still am Even thinking of responding to claims of “Nazi” or “racist” or any other term that has been diluted and rendered meaningless by weak cowards who have never met me before makes me sick. In the modern era, responding to such nonsense confirms the validity of the claim in some way. “.