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Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

Curt Schilling was known for his heroics on and off the mound during his illustrious baseball career.

As if he didn’t already have enough on his plate, Curt Schilling disclosed that he has been dealt yet another debilitating blow.

The six-time All-Star and almost sure-to-be hall-of-famer shocked the sporting universe late Wednesday afternoon when he revealed that he is now battling cancer. The news comes just a year-and-a-half following the bankruptcy of the now infamous 38 Studios, a video gaming company Schilling himself lost $50 million in investments alone on which also has the state of Rhode Island on the hook for tens of millions more. Like the warrior he was on the baseball field, however, Schilling took the news in stride. “With my incredibly talented medical team I’m ready to try and win another big game,” he said. “I’ve been so very blessed and I feel grateful for what God has allowed my family to have and experience, and I’ll embrace this fight just like the rest of them, with resolute faith and head-on.” Spoken like a true champion.

During his career, “Big Schill” won 216 games and struck out 3,116 batters, most notably securing a victory in Game Six of the 2004 ALCS over the Yankees with 66,000-plus Yankees fans bearing down on him, on the brink of elimination, and with just a few stitches struggling to hold together a torn tendon in his right ankle. Blood was visibly soaking through his sock, yet Schill refused to give anything short but his best effort on the mound on that fateful October night. Our prayers go out to you and your family, Curt.

-Ryan Hartley

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