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Is Curt Schilling a Hall of Famer?
Curt Schilling can be somewhat of a polarizing character. There are a lot of people - especially in Philadelphia and Boston - who adore Schilling and believe he not only has the numbers, but the character to be a Hall of Famer. Then, there are others - especially in Philadelphia - who remember his comments on exiting the city or have an image of Schilling hiding his face with Mitch Williams on the mound in the 1993 Playoffs. Thus brings up the annual question of whether character matters. If it does, there are a number of Schilling's former teammates who would tell you the right-hander doesn't deserve a ticket to the Hall of Fame. At some level, character should matter, especially when it comes to how a player dealt with their teammates; after all, baseball is a team sport. How an athlete dealt with fans should also matter and on that count, the reviews on Schilling are again, mixed. Williams has never forgiven Schilling for the playoff incident and admitted that the two had words...
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