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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  November 14, 1966

Curt Schilling is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and commentator for BlazeTV. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series appearance in 1993 and won championships in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and in 2004 and 2007 with the Boston Red Sox, being named a co-winner of the World Series MVP in 2001. Schilling retired with a career postseason record of 11-2, and his .846 postseason winning percentage is a major league record among pitchers with at least ten decisions.

He’s a member of the 3,000 strikeout club and has the highest strikeout-to-walk ratio of any of its inactive members. He’s also tied in third place for the most 300-strikeout seasons. After retiring, he founded Green Monster Games, which was renamed 38 Studios. The company released “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” in February 2012. Three months later, they laid off their entire staff amid financial troubles. As a radio personality, Schilling was signed by the How Carr radio network to do a Saturday morning politics and sports show. An outspoken political conservative, Schilling joined Breitbart in 2016.

Schilling was born in Alaska and went to high school in Phoenix, Arizona, attending Shadow Mountain High School. He continued playing there until he attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, in 1985. He started his professional career in the Boston Red Sox farm system as a second-round pick in what would be MLB’s final January draft. He started his professional career with the Elmira Pioneers, a Red Sox minor league affiliate. After starting 1988 with an 8-4 record and a 2.97 earned run average in 21 games with the New Britain Red Sox, he was traded along with Brady Anderson to the Baltimore Orioles for Mike Boddicker two days before the trade deadline.

Schilling allowed three runs in seven innings as the starter in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox in his MLB debut at Memorial Stadium in 1988. Orioles manager Frank Robinson said of Schilling’s performance, “He showed he doesn’t rattled out there.” He was the losing pitcher in each of his remaining three starts of 1988, including a season-ending 9-3 defeat against the Toronto Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium. Schilling earned both his first save and win in 1990. The save was the result of not allowing a run in the last innings of a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome, which was his first Orioles appearance of the year. The win came two weeks later when he pitched two shutout innings in relief in a 7-5 home triumph over the Kansas City Royals. Working exclusively out of the bullpen, he finished the season with a 1-2 record and a 2.54 ERA.

What religion is Curt Schilling?

Schilling is a born-again Christian who became an Evangelical in 1997. Schilling proclaimed after he won Game 2 of the World Series, “I wanted to be able to glorify God’s name when all was said and done.” He continued, “This is our platform, our place to speak our faith and live our faith. This is a special gift from God, to play baseball, and if we can spread God’s word by doing that, then we’ve almost fulfilled our calling.”

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