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Curt Schilling announces he has cancer: Calls it ‘another challenge’

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was a competitor on the mound and now he has to prove just how much of a competitor he is in life. According to Boston.com on Feb. 5, Schilling has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

The current ESPN broadcaster, who was monumental in two Boston Red Sox World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, called his cancer diagnosis another challenge.

“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer.”

The type of cancer hasn’t been specified, but ESPN is in his corner as he has recently signed an extension with the broadcast company. In a statement, ESPN sent their support to the former Red Sox, Phillies and Diamondbacks pitcher.

“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time. His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he’s ready.”

In his 20 seasons In Major League Baseball, Curt Schilling has battled to tough batters. The next batter is cancer and he is aiming to strike it out.

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