Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2014 21:01
Three-time World Series-winning pitcher Curt Schilling, now a commentator for ESPN, said Wednesday he had been diagnosed with cancer.
"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement issued through the sports network. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."
The 47-year-old six-time All-Star was slated to be part of ESPN's crew for "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcasts next season, and it wasn't clear if that would change.