On this date in history, the Red Sox drafted Curt Schilling
On Jan. 14, 1986, the Red Sox selected a 20-year-old kid named Curt Schilling in the second round of MLB's last January Draft. But, following a trade to the Orioles in 1988 (for Mike Boddicker, with Brady Anderson also heading to Baltimore), it would actually take another 16 years and a special holiday visit from then-GM Theo Epstein for him to actually play in Boston.
In his first season at Fenway, he lead the Majors with a 21-6 win-loss record, recording a 3.26 ERA. Oh, and he and his ankle forced a Game 7 in the 2004 American League Championship Series, which eventually led to Boston's first World Series victory in 86 years. Perhaps you recall it:
We'd say he was definitely worth the wait.