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Schilling announces his cancer is in remission

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jun 25 2014 02:08:25 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 26 2014 10:46:58 AM CDT
Curt Schilling

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Curt Schilling, who won 216 games in 20 major league seasons, announced Wednesday that his cancer diagnosed in February is in remission.

The type of cancer still has not been disclosed. Schilling's wife Shonda was diagnosed with stage-2 melanoma in 2001.

"To the many many amazing folks at Dana Farber, B & W and Mass General, thank you and to the amazing team these past 5 months. I've been told my cancer is in remission, start the 5 year clock," Schilling wrote on his Facebook page.

Schilling, 47, had been working as a television analyst with ESPN at the time of the diagnosis. He appeared at Fenway Park for the 10-year anniversary celebration of the 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox team a few weeks ago.

In his career, Schilling, 47, pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Red Sox. He went 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA. His 3,116 strikeouts rank 15th all-time in the majors.

Schilling was a key pitcher on three World Series-winning teams -- 2001 with the Diamondbacks and 2004 and 2007 with the Red Sox.

Last year, Schilling revealed that he had a heart attack in November 2011 and had surgery to place a stent in one of his arteries.