The Boston Red Sox made a lot of smart roster decisions leading up to their historic 2004 season, and the one move that arguably had the greatest impact was the signing of free-agent starting pitcher Curt Schilling.
Schilling, along with Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez, gave the team a strong 1-2 punch in the starting rotation, which was a major factor in Boston’s first World Series title in 86 years.
During his introductory press conference, Schilling talked about “living up to the billing” as a player who was brought to Boston to overcome the rival Yankees and end the team’s championship drought. After so many clutch performances, including the famous “Bloody Sock” game in the ALCS at Yankee Stadium, it’s safe to say that the veteran pitcher met expectations.
Check out some of his introductory press conference in the latest Throwback Thursday video above.
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