Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, a six-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, serves as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. He joined ESPN in 2010 and appears regularly on Baseball Tonight and other news and information programming.
Schilling pitched for five teams over 20 Major League seasons – the Baltimore Orioles (1988-90), Houston Astros (1991), Philadelphia Phillies (1992-2000), Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-03) and Boston Red Sox (2004-07). Schilling announced his retirement in 2009, after collecting 216 career wins, 3,116 strikeouts with a 3.46 ERA.
He notched more than 20 wins three times – 2001 (22 wins, tied for MLB lead), 2002 (23) and 2004 (21, led Majors), finishing runner up in the National League Cy Young voting all three years. Schilling also led the Majors in strikeouts in 1997 (319) and led the National League with 300 strikeouts in 1998. He hurled the most complete games in the Major Leagues in 1998 (15) and the most in the N.L. in 1996 (eight) and 2001 (six).
Schilling was one of the most dominant postseason starters in baseball history, with a career 11-2 record, 120 strikeouts and a 2.23 ERA. He was named World Series MVP in 2001, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the New York Yankees. During that Series, Schilling recorded 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings and a 1.69 ERA.
Schilling was the recipient of the 2001 Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” He also was presented with the 2001 Branch Rickey Award, in recognition of his exceptional community service. In 1995, he earned the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, given to the player who best exemplifies character and integrity on and off the field.