Schilling asks to be removed from ’22 ballot

After missing out on election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by 16 votes on Tuesday, former pitcher Curt Schilling announced that he does not intend to have his name on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for 2022 — which would be his 10th and final year of eligibility.

“I will not participate in the final year of voting,” Schilling wrote in a letter to the Hall of Fame that he shared publicly on social media. “I am requesting to be removed from the ballot.”

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Jane Forbes Clark, the Chairman of the Board for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, released a statement on Schilling’s request Tuesday night.

“As you know, the Board of Directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame sets the rules and procedures for the BBWAA balloting process,” the statement read. “The Board has received Curt Schilling’s request for removal from the 2022 ballot, and will consider the request at our next meeting.”