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Curt Schilling’s financial trouble might force him to part with a vital piece of baseball history — the bloody sock he wore in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees, the AP reports.Schilling’s video game company filed for bankruptcy in June, and the former Red Sox pitcher says he stands to lose $50 million in savings in the ordeal.
He listed the sock, which he loaned to the Hall of Fame in 2005, as collateral in a September filing along with some other baseball artifacts.
The company, 38 Studios, owes about $150 million and has assets of $21.7 million, according to the AP.
Schilling recently listed his Massachusetts house for $3.5 million, which is $4.5 million less than he asked for in 2008.
The story of the bloody sock has become a part of baseball lore since 2004. Down three games to two in the ALCS, Schilling pitched seven innings on a severely injured ankle in Yankee Stadium. But the end of the night, his white sock was soaked with blood, and the Fox cameras fixated on it.
Boston went on to win the series in seven games, and swept the Cardinals in the World Series.
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