With his retirement yesterday, the debate begins on Curt Schilling’s chances on being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Being a life-long Yankees fan I’m going to try and be as objective as possible. When you look at Schilling’s resume the regular season does not jump out at you, in my opinion. On the other hand, Schilling’s post-season numbers are exceptional. During his career Schilling started at least 15 games 17 times. He had only 5 seasons with over 15 wins (3 of those were over 20 wins) and in total he won only 216 games. His regular season winning percentage is just below 60%. Also, he never won a Cy Young. During the post-season Schilling’s numbers take off. In 19 starts, he had a record of 10-2 with a 2.23 ERA. Many will say Schilling is the best post-season pitcher of his time and thus should gain entrance to the HOF, even though his regular season numbers don’t support it. I agree that Schilling was a very good post-season pitcher, however, to say he was the best of his time may be stretching it. David Cone had a 12-3 record during the post-season and was 5-0 in the World Series. When you think of the 2001 World Series, Schilling won with the Diamondbacks, I think of Randy Johnson playing a bigger role then Schilling. If David Cone whose regular season numbers are a shade below Schilling’s with 22 less wins, an equivalent ERA, and a perfect game doesn’t get in with his post-season numbers, should Schilling? I have to say no.