But Curt Schilling is not a Hall of Fame pitcher.With only 216 career wins, Schilling has not been a consistent starter throughout the regular season during his career. He has been spotty at times, and while he is certainly a great pitcher, there are 10 reasons why he should not be in the Hall of Fame.All 10 of them are people that played in the same generation as him and deserve to be there first.1. Roger Clemens. Roger may never make it into the Hall of Fame because of lingering questions about steroids, but there is no misremembering his accomplishments. Over his long career, Clemens amassed seven Cy Young Awards and an MVP award. He also finished second in the Cy Young voting once, and third in the voting twice Clemens has won 354 games and has also won a World Series. His career 3.12 ERA is better than Schilling’s 3.46, and Schilling never once won a Cy Young Award.2. Randy Johnson.
The Big Unit has five Cy Young Awards, a career 3.26 ERA, and 4,692 career strikeouts. Not to mention he was a teammate of Schilling’s on the 2001 Diamondbacks. If anyone deserves to go to the Hall before Curt, it should be his mentor.3. Pedro Martinez. Pedro may not be the most likeable guy in the Bigs, but he is one hell of a pitcher. Three Cy Young Awards, a World Series ring, and a career 2.84 ERA. Pedro may only have 211 career wins (five behind Curt), but he as only thrown 452 career games, compared to Curt’s 569.4. Tommy Glavine.
This is a guy who spent a large majority of his career playing second fiddle to Gregg Maddux with the Atlanta Braves, and he still managed to win two Cy Young awards and compile 305 career victories while maintaining a 3.53 ERA. Glavine has won at least ten games in all but three of years of his storied twenty-one year baseball career; he has been a mark of consistency in Major League Baseball. Two of those seasons were his very first in the league.5. Gregg Maddux. This eight time All Star and four-peat Cy Young award winner practically reinvented the strike-zone in the National League. His stuff was never overpowering, but his accuracy was unrivaled.
With 350 career wins, Maddux is a sure thing for the Hall of Fame.6. John Smoltz. He is probably the most versatile pitcher of this generation John Smoltz can do it all. As a starter, Smoltz has 210 wins, just a fraction less than Schilling And as a closer, Smoltz has a 154 career saves. Smoltz has one career Cy Young award, but even that feat is impressive considering the number of years he played under Bobby Cox with Maddux and Glavine.7. Mariano Rivera. As a closer, Mo has 64 career wins (A quarter of the way to Schilling’s mark). But more importantly, he is third on the all-time list for saves, with 464.