Former Phillies hurler Curt Schilling received votes on 51.2 percent of ballots cast for the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, compared to 45 percent last year. Players must receive votes on 75 percent of the ballots for enshrinement. This is Schilling’s sixth year on the ballot. He needs to hit the 75 percent threshold in 10 years or he is removed from consideration, although he can be inducted later by the Veterans Committee. Schilling appeared on 52.3 percent of ballots in 2016, but he suffered a drop last year, presumably following controversial political statements.