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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Schilling diagnosed with cancer

One of the most toughest and resilient pitchers in the game of baseball has been diagnosed with cancer. Curt Schilling, a 3-time World Series Champion, now has another challenge to look forward to. Schilling gained a tough reputation in the "bloody sock" game.

Schilling played for 20 seasons. The first half of his career was spent with the Philadelphia Phillies. Although he was the staff ace, Phillies were a mediocre team for most of Schilling's tenure. It wasn't until he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks that Schilling tasted winning. In fact, he went on to win the World Series in 2001 with the Diamondbacks. He later joined the Red Sox and won two World Series championships in 2004 and 2007. It was then that he solidified himself as one of the best playoff pitchers. 

Schilling, who is now an ESPN analyst, has released a statement: “We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer. Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers.

If Schilling went in to Yankee Stadium on numerous occasions and dominated the Yankees, then cancer should be easy.