Baseball Great Curt Schilling Tells Mark Levin: I’m Not in the Hall of Fame Because I’m a Trump Supporter


On Tuesday afternoon, the Class of 2019 for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. And one of the men who figures to be very close to the 75 percent voting threshold for induction is former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. But he believes that his conservative politics, and support for President Donald Trump, may very well keep him out.

Appearing with on Fox News in an interview which aired Sunday night, the former Red Sox star was asked directly by host Mark Levin whether he thinks he’s been left out of the Hall in the past over his conservative beliefs.

“Is that because of your views?” Levin asked. “You think it’s political?”

“Part of it is,” the pitcher said. “I mean, it’s not a guess. People that have not voted for me specifically because of the things I’ve said or did, they’ve said it. They’ve come out and said, ‘I can’t vote for him because of what he said and what he did.'”

Schilling received 52.3 percent of the vote in 2016, in what was his fourth year of Hall of Fame eligibility. That year, Schilling was fired from his broadcasting role at ESPN after an anti-transgender social media post. Later in the year, he supportively retweeted an image of a t-shirt suggesting journalists should be lynched. On the next ballot, in 2017, Schilling’s support dropped to 45 percent. That total bounced back to 51.2 percent in 2018.

The pitcher claims he’s being cast aside by some electors along with suspected and admitted steroid users.

“They are equating me and something they think I’ve done or said with guys who willingly [cheated],” Schilling said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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