Saturday, October 19, 2013
On this date in 2004, Curt Schilling, pitching on a dislocated ankle tendon held down by three sutures put in the day before, gives up one run over seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Yankees in Game Six of the ALCS.
"If you have the nuts, or the guts, grab an orthopedic surgeon, have them suture your ankle skin down to the tissue covering the bone in your ankle joint, then walk around for four hours. After that, go find a mound, throw a hundred or so pitches, run over, cover first a few times. When you're done, check the ankle and see if it bleeds. It will." - responding to announcer Gary Thorne who questioned whether the stain on the sock was really blood