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Schilling leads candidates for 2012 Wall of Fame

Though one name went on the Phillies Wall of Fame last season, two names were crossed off the ballot.

John Kruk was the latest name to be added to the Phillies’ prestigious club. He was the second member of the 1993 Phillies in as many years (Darren Daulton in 2010) to be honored.

Now, a third member of that team could likely make the wall in 2012: Curt Schilling.

As per Gelb (since it’s useless to just re-write the stats):

Schilling ranks at the top in many of the franchise’s major pitching categories. He’s sixth in wins (101), eighth in innings pitched (1,659 1/3), fourth in strikeouts (1,554), fifth in WHIP (1.12), second in K/9 (8.4), sixth in games started (226), first in K:BB ratio (3.75) and fifth in bWAR (34.6). He still holds the single-season record for strikeouts, 319 in 1997.

But despite being tops in most of the Phillies major pitching numbers, his tenure in Philly won’t be defined by the numbers.

No one will forget the fact Schilling wanted out of Philadelphia after a decade of that saw one World Series appearance and season after season of futility after.

In 2o00, Schilling was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Nelson Figueroa, Vicente Padilla, Omar Daal and Travis Lee. Schilling went on to win the World Series with the Diamondbacks the next season.

Schilling also won two more World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 before retiring after the 2007 season.

Speaking of the 1993 season, another player who was a huge part of that season had his name removed from the ballot. To no surprise, Lenny Dykstra won’t be enshrined any time soon, if ever.

Taking the spots vacated by Kruk and Dykstra are third baseman Pinky Whitney and coach  Mike Ryan.

The list:

Larry Christenson, RHP
Jim Konstanty, RHP
Ron Reed, RHP
Curt Schilling, RHP
Rick Wise, RHP
Mike Lieberthal, C
Jimmy Wilson, C
Pinky Whitney, 3B
Greg Gross, OF
Von Hayes, OF
Mike Ryan, coach
Jim Fregosi, manager

 

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2 responses to “Schilling leads candidates for 2012 Wall of Fame

  1. toosoxy February 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I LOVED Curt Schilling as a player. As a retired player, if he’d just be quiet, I could keep loving him.

    • John Russo February 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Haha absolutely. Grew up watching Schilling’s whole career pretty much. But he is to Phils fans as to what Jeremy Roenick is for Flyers fans in their post-careers: annoying.

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