Schilling falls short in 4th year on HOF ballot

Former Phils righty gets votes on 52.3 percent of ballots

Schilling falls short in 4th year on HOF ballot

PHILADELPHIA -- Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling fell short on Wednesday in his quest to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

He received votes on 52.3 percent of the 440 ballots cast by qualified members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, short of the 75 percent needed for election. Schilling pitched for the Phillies from 1992-2000, helping them win the 1993 National League pennant. The Phillies inducted Schilling onto their Wall of Fame in 2013.

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This was Schilling's fourth year on the ballot.

Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive five percent of the vote. Once players run out of eligibility, they will be eligible for consideration by the Expansion Era Committee.

Former Phillies closer Billy Wagner received 10.5 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot. He pitched for the Phillies in 2004-05.

Mike Sweeney, who appeared in 26 games for the Phillies in 2010, received three votes.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.