Curt Schilling

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Curt Schilling Reaches 3,000 Strikeouts in Reebok Cleats

Previously in Sneaker Report’s Performance Sneaker History franchise, noteworthy accomplishments from legendary pitchers such as Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens have been featured. Today, we highlight another one of the generation’s star pitchers in 19-year veteran Curt Schilling. With 6 All-Star appearances and three World Series championships to his name, Schilling is one of the most storied pitchers of his era.

One of Curt Schilling’s defining moments occurred on August 30, 2006, when his Boston Red Sox faced the Oakland Athletics on the road. In the first inning, Schilling struck out Oakland’s Nick Swisher to rack up his 3,000th career strikeout. This made him the first player since Greg Maddux to hit the 3K mark and further cemented Curt Schilling as one of the all time greats on the mound. He would go onto retire in 2007 with 3,116 total, putting him at #15 on the top strikeout pitchers of all time.

During this period of his carer, Curt Schilling wore Reebok branded cleats. Two years prior, Reebok received an unexpected marketing boost when Schilling played with a hurt ankle and television networks repeatedly focused on his cleats. You can shop Reebok’s current baseball selection today at Eastbay.

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