Curt Schilling’s request to be removed from Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2022 rejected

Schiling was a member of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks/Twitter

By Jeremy Cluff | Arizona Republic

Curt Schilling is still eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The former MLB pitcher’s request to have his name removed from the 2022 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot was denied in a unanimous decision by the 17-member board of directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum on Thursday.

Schilling will remain eligible for the BBWAA ballot for the 10th and final time.

In January, the former Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher had requested that his name be taken off the ballot.

Schilling narrowly missed election to the Hall of Fame in 2021, getting named on 71.1% of 301 ballots.

He was just 16 voted shy of the 75% required for induction.

It was Schilling’s ninth year of eligibility, and his vote share has nearly doubled since receiving 38.8% in 2013.

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