Curt Schilling Asks to be Removed from 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot

Six-time All-Star Curt Schilling, was the leading vote-getter in the Baseball Hall of Game Class of 2021 with 285 votes. However, his 71.8% of the vote did not meet the 75% threshold in order to gain election into the Hall of Fame.

Following the announcement of the voting totals, Schilling shared on Facebook that he wrote a private letter to the Hall of Fame asking to be removed from the ballot in 2022.

USA Today MLB Columnist and MLB Network Insider, Bob Nightengale tweeted the following quote from Schilling:

The Baseball Writers’ Association of American responded saying that Schilling’s request to remove himself from the ballot in 2022 is a violation of the rules set forth by the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s board of directors.


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