A six-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, Curt Schilling was one of the best pitchers of his generation, winning 216 games with 3,116 strikeouts across a 20-year career.
But entering his ninth – and penultimate – year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, Schilling's biggest stumbling block continues to be the memes.
A far-right firebrand, Schilling has a propensity for offensive social media posts. He has denigrated Muslims and the LGBTQ communities. He has advocated for the lynching of journalists. More recently, he proudly supported the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol and referred to last summer's social-justice protests, which Schilling recalled as "liberal trash looted rioted and burned for air Jordan’s and big screens."
Curt Schilling was one of the best pitchers of his generation, but his social media posts could keep him away from Hall the Hall of Fame.