Former Roughrider Baseball Players in the Bigs
During the month of October, 8 major league baseball teams are vying for a World Series title.
Among the players participating are two former Yavapai College pitchers, Bob Howry (Chicago Cubs) and Curt Schilling (Boston Red Sox).
Schilling, who pitches in the third game of their opening series with the California Angels, played at YC for former head coach Dave Dangler in 1986. During that year, he posted an 11-3 record with 71 strikeouts and led the Roughriders to an NJCAA World Series berth. This season with the BoSox, Schilling had a 9-8 record with 101 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. Among his long list of awards include the 1993 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player and the 2001 World Series Most Valuable Player.
Howry was on the 1993 YC squad that won the NJCAA World Series, the school’s third baseball title. During his only season at Yavapai, Howry was named to the World Series All-Tournament Team, and was named 1st Team All-ACCAC and 2nd Team All-Region I. Making his Major League debut in 1998, Howry has pitched for four teams; Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. This season with the Cubs, Howry was 6-7 with a 3.32 ERA and 72 strikeouts.