Curt Schilling’s bloody sock went up for auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair
mansion in New York on Saturday and the right-hander’s foot warmer sold for $92,613
to an anonymous bidder. Here’s the catch (pun intended), the sock auctioned
Saturday was the one worn during game 2 of the 2004 World Series against the
St. Louis Cardinals not the real "bloody sock" from the infamous game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees - it would have garnered a higher price tag.
Schilling pitched game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees
after undergoing surgery on his right ankle - leaving behind the most famous
blood stained sock in Red Sox history. Legend
has it Curt threw that bloody mess away right after the game somewhere in
Yankee Stadium (hopefully cursing that place from ever winning a World Series
title again). I’m sure Schilling is kicking himself right now for throwing away
a priceless (until it’s auctioned) piece of Red Sox history.
The reason for auctioning the 2nd bloody sock is due in part...