Curt Schilling strikes out the first five Braves that face him. He pitches brilliantly in Game 1, which the Phillies win. He didn’t get the win because Kim Batiste, their “defensive replacement” makes a key error in the ninth inning to let the Braves tie the game.
Schilling pitches an even BETTER game in Game 5 in Atlanta, but leaves with a 3 – 0 lead in the ninth, only to see Mitch Williams blow the save. Lenny Dykstra homers in the 10th to give the Phillies the win.
Schilling was voted MVP of the Series, even though he got no official wins (which seems to have been a common theme in his time with the Phillies).
Schilling ended his career with a post-season record of 11 – 2 … that doesn’t include these two games against Atlanta (which he should have won). When managers wanted to start their play-off series with their best pitcher (if possible), they chose Curt Schilling. The Phillies (instead of Tommy Greene); the D-Backs picked Schilling over Hall of Famer, Randy Johnson in 2001; the Boston Red Sox picked Schilling in the 2004 post-season over Pedro Martinez (who, by the way, also went into the Hall of Fame).