The 25 Gutsiest Performances in Sports History

10. Curt Schilling's Bloody Sock

Date: 10/19/2004
Game: ALCS Game 6, Red Sox @ Yankees
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The 2004 ALCS is one that'll go down in infamy for Yankees fans. The Sox won the series 4-3 after initially being down 3-0, in large part to Schilling's heroics. Schilling tore a tendon in his right ankle the round before, and had gotten blasted by the Bombers in Game 1. Without a stable right ankle to push off of, Schilling and the Red Sox seemed doomed. Team doctors performed a procedure on the ankle in an attempt to remedy it, but there were still doubts. Schilling ended up going seven strong innings, willing the Red Sox to a momentous Game 6 win to complete the series comeback.

By the end of his outing, Schilling's right sock was soaked in blood from his ankle bleeding out. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series that year, and to the delight of Red Sox Nation, vanquish the Curse of the Bambino. Last February, the Bloody Sock was sold at an auction for $92,613.

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