Curt Schilling’s Bloody Sock Brings $92,613 at Auction
Curt Schilling made $114 million over an 18 year major league career with the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Boston Red Sox. As it turns out pitching for the Red Sox in 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals got Schilling a belated bonus. The famous bloody sock worn by showing pitching in game two of the 2004 World Series was sold at auction for $92,613.
The famous sock was loaned to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, but after Schilling’s videogame company “38 Studios” went bankrupt, he decided to put the sock up for auction. Bidding began at $25,000.
Schilling defaulted on a $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island listed the sock as bank collateral in a bankruptcy filing in Massachusetts after investing roughly $50 million in the company and losing all his baseball earnings.
The sock Is actually the second of two socks. The more famous sock was staying when Schilling pitched to an ankle injury during game six of 2004 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. That sock reportedly was discarded at Yankee Stadium.