Time heals all ill wills, is one of the most true adages in sports and life. That adage holds true once again, as despite a rocky exit from Philly in the early 2000’s, as the Phillies announced yesterday that Curt Schilling will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame.
While Schill spent time with both the Orioles and Astros prior to becoming a Phillie, he broke out for the Phillies in 1992 with 14 and 10 complete games, and was a key member of the 1993 Phillies team that shocked the world to win the NL pennant.
Schilling pitched for the Phillies until July 2000, when he essentially forced the Phillies to trade him, and he was picked up by the Arizona Diamondbacks for Omar Daal, Travis Lee, Vincente Padilla, and Nelson Figueroa. Let us all take a moment to realize how bad of a trade that ended up being for the Phillies.
Nonetheless, Schilling hasn’t been involved with the Phillies really since that time, and it is a good sign the Schilling is ready to repair his relationship with the Phillies organization. And the Wall of Fame induction is well overdue, for the best Phillies pitcher of the 1990’s.