BOSTON (CBS) – Curt Schilling dropped out of the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Before you learned the results of this year’s poll, Schilling politely asked the Hall of Fame to remove his name from the ballot next year, which will be Schilling’s final qualifying year.
However, the Hall of Fame has rejected this request, and Schilling’s name will be on the ballot next year.
In an announcement that Tom Glavine, Craig Biggio and Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the board, the Hall of Fame also included the Schilling decision.
“The board also reviewed Curt Schilling’s request to be removed from the 2022 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot,” the statement said. “In a unanimous decision, the request was rejected. Schilling will continue to qualify for the BBWAA ballot for the 10th and final time in 2022. ”
Schilling received 71.1 percent of the vote from authors, only 16 votes shy of the 75 percent threshold needed to anchor.
In the letter to the Hall of Fame, Schilling said that if he was voted into Cooperstown, his preference was to wear a Diamondbacks hat, with Phillies as his second choice. He expressed long-standing resentment over Red Sox owner John Henry and Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.