Former Phillies and Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was enshrined on the Phillies Wall of Fame last season. Credit: Metro/ file photo
Curt Schilling, a staple of the Phillies 1993 World Series squad and one of the all-time greats to come through the Phillies organization, announced he was diagnosed with cancer Wednesday.
"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released through ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."
Schilling, 47, pitched for four other teams during his big league career including the Diamondbacks and Red Sox. As a starter, he made six All-Star teams and ranks No. 15 all time in strike outs.
He has also put together some of the greatest post season performances in baseball history. Schilling is 11-2 with four complete games and a 2.23 ERA. during 19 playoff appearances, including his World Series title wins with the Diamondbacks and Red Sox.
Schilling currently works at ESPN as an analyst for baseball tonight. He told the media he has no intention to step down from his broadcasting role.