Baseball great, Curt Schilling, was born on November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska. Schilling is a right-handed starting pitcher, who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993 and has won World Series championships in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and in 2004 and 2007 with the Red Sox. With a career postseason record of 11-2, Schilling is widely regarded as one of the best postseason pitchers in baseball history.
Schilling is a supporter of care for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) sufferers. His organization, Curt's Pitch for ALS, allows fans and organizations to sponsor him, donating to the ALS Association for every strikeout he throws. He also donated to the charity his $25,000 winnings in a celebrity version of Jeopardy! that originally aired on November 9, 2006. In the 2004 playoffs, after the operation on his ankle, Schilling wrote "K ALS" (short for "strike out ALS") on his shoe, knowing that the cameras would be focusing on his foot numerous times while he was pitching. He also does a weekly radio show with WEEI in Boston that raises over $100,000 each year for ALS patients and research.
In 2007, Schilling released a charity wine called Schilling Schardonnay with 100% of the proceeds supporting Curt's Pitch for ALS and raised more than $100,000.
He is an avid web communicator, feeling this is the best way to speak to the fans. Schilling has combined his fight against ALS with his love for EverQuest II, as the creators of the game have made Schilling a special online character. Between June 5, 2006 and June 7, 2006, fans were able to battle a virtual Curt Schilling in the game. Every time the virtual Schilling was defeated, Sony Online Entertainment donated $5 towards ALS research. Later that year, it was announced he would form an online game production company called Green Monster Games, which, despite widespread rumor, was not named after the Fenway left field wall. Before the 2007 season, Schilling started a blog called 38pitches.com in which he answers fan questions, documents his starts and refutes press coverage about him or the team that he believes is inaccurate.
Curt Schilling considers his family's native Pittsburgh metro area to be home and is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Schilling lives in Medfield, Massachusetts, in Drew Bledsoe's former home, though the house is now for sale. He is one of just seven players born in the state of Alaska to play Major League Baseball. He is married to Shonda, who is a survivor of malignant melanoma. They have four children.