Curt Schilling

(Curtis Montague Schilling)

Curt Schilling
Curt Schilling
  • Born: November 14, 1966
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Curtis Montague Schilling is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, former video game developer, and former baseball color analyst. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993, and won championships in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and in 2004 and 2007 with the Boston Red Sox. 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 is a member of the 3,000-strikeout club and has the highest strikeout-to-walk ratio of any of its members. He is tied for third for the most 300-strikeout seasons. Of post 19th century pitchers, Schilling has the second highest JAWS of any pitcher not in the Hall of Fame (behind only Roger Clemens).

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As much as I'd like to think I'm a really good designer, I'm average.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually. Sports & Athletics
Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death. Death
Every dollar I can't commit to my company that's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big and doing way too much that I don't want done. Government
Have I said dumb things? Absolutely, who hasn't? But I have never backed away from being called out on something I did or said wrong.
I am human, when people write bad stuff about me it bothers me, but I know that will never end.
I am much more of a geek than I am an athlete.
I came back after my surgery, throwing four to six miles harder than I did before.
I care what people think, but that doesn't change what I say. I am who I am.
I did all the stupid things you'd expect from a 21-year-old kid with money. Money, Coins & Minting
I did everything I could to win every time I was handed the ball. Time
I don't have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses. Government
I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don't panic. My father was the same way. I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to? Families, Children & Parenting
I don't miss anything I did for a living.
I don't pitch for contracts.
I don't vote party lines. Never have. I vote for the best candidate.
I had a laptop when they weighed 10 pounds.
I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I'd get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o'clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning. Morning
I had three jobs my junior and senior year of high school. I worked for the gas station and worked for a pizza place.
I loved fantasy role play.
I played on teams with 24 guys pulling the rope one way and one guy pulling the other. I've seen how destructive it can be. I tell them, 'If 13 of you are insanely successful and one fails, we all lose.'
I tell people all the time that without the fans, I've got nothing. Time
I think I've earned a certain level of respect, based on my accomplishments and my consistency. Respect
I took a shot and tried to create something world changing and it didn't work out. I gave it everything I had, literally, and now I'm just trying to manage day by day and it's been challenging but my wife and my kids are healthy, and I'm OK. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I wanted to create a multibillion dollar company that lets me go out and let us go out and change the world and create a Skin Cancer Awareness Center that costs a quarter a billion dollars.
I wanted to create jobs and create something that had a very longstanding world-changing effect. We were close. We were close to getting there. It just fell apart.
I was a very weird amalgam of things as a kid.
I was raised to understand and know the difference between right and wrong.
I was such a screwup when I got to the big leagues. I was a total idiot.
I'm a good person. I don't wish hateful things on people. I don't hate anybody. I know that I treat people right.
I'm a very routine-oriented guy.
In baseball, I was always in control of everything until I let the ball go.
In my mind, I never doubted whether I was going to achieve what I wanted to do. I just had to decide what it is I wanted to do.
In this I-me society, my job is to get people to buy into something bigger than themselves. Society
It is all about rehab. Most doctors can make you 100 percent well physically. I would tell you that it is 25 percent about the surgery and 75 percent about the rehab.
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset. Business, Commerce & Finance
I've been able to do what I love and what I'm passionate about my entire life. I made, you know, an insane amount of money playing baseball. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Money, Coins & Minting
I've been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan.
I've been playing games for 30 years, and I've been a hard-core gamer.
I've got a wife, four kids, a business, and a baseball career. Business, Commerce & Finance
I've got thick skin.
I've had teammates I didn't get along with, who hasn't? I've never had a teammate call me a bad guy, while he was my teammate, and if he did when I was gone what kind of teammate was he anyway?
I've helped create over 400 jobs in the worst economy of my lifetime. That's cool.
I've made mistakes, I've misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that's part of being human in my book. I'm OK with that. I've never done it maliciously, ever.
More often than not, what you open, unwrap and install on your hard drive is not what you were told you were getting.
Most guys who don't like me are either Democrats or Yankee fans.
On a two week road trip I know I can get by better with no underwear than no laptop.
One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures.
People love to say we get paid a lot of money to play a game, but it stopped being a game when you start getting paid. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Money, Coins & Minting
Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It's an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it. Families, Children & Parenting
So every dollar of income that I have that is potentially taxed away is a dollar I can't put in my company to create a job. My entire company is around job creation.
The game was here long before I was, and will be here long after I'm gone.
The God-given ability that you're given to use, it speaks as much about who and what I was and was around, and the crowd of people that I chose to live my life with, as it does about me. Life
The money I saved during baseball was probably all gone. I'm tapped out. Money, Coins & Minting
The only thing I hope I did was never put in question my love for the game, or my passion to be counted on when it mattered most. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Hope
The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime. Travel
There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer. Sports & Athletics
Trust me, I have never written a speech in my life, and if I have my way, I never will. Life ;Trust
War is by no means something glamorous, and I don't think that should ever be forgotten. War & Peace
When you say you are a gamer and you are a celebrity or a former celebrity there's a grain of salt that everybody takes that with.
When you're having a bad day at work, a lot of times it's your head. When you're having good days, a lot of times it's the absence of the mind. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You could ask any position player and they'll tell you: pitchers aren't athletes.