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April 2, 1997 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Bill Giles swung out onto the concourse at Dodger Stadium from the private box from which he had just witnessed the Phillies nail down a 3-0 Opening Day win, a win made possible by an overpowering pitching performance by Curt Schilling. When reporters approached, the Phillies president smiled and clamped his hand over his mouth like the speak-no-evil monkey. Giles realized, of course, that the newshounds wanted to know about the negotiations for Schilling's contract extension, talks that seem to have gone on longer than it took to get the Blue Route built.
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June 27, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that his cancer is in remission. "As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5-year clock!" he wrote on Twitter. Schilling, 47, said in February that he had an undisclosed form of cancer. He underwent at least two surgeries in addition to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. On Facebook he wrote, "To the many, many amazing folks at Dana-Farber [Cancer Institute], [Brigham and Women's Hospital] and [Massachusetts General Hospital]
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October 10, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WOE TO Curt Schilling , who is auctioning off his household items Saturday in Medfield, Mass., to satisfy creditors from his failed video-game company, 38 Studios. Fortunately for us vultures, all of the items he is set to auction were put online. The weirdest item? Two promotional baseball caps for the movie "Flubber," signed by star Robin Williams . The saddest? All of the toys. Even the stuffed animals have to go, Curt? His movie and TV preferences are interesting.
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September 4, 2009 | By Paul Hagen
IF CURT SCHILLING really does run for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts left open by the death of Ted Kennedy, it will be the race that launched a thousand quips. That much, at least, became crystal clear as the Boston Globe collected Red Sox reaction to the political musings of their former teammate. "He would be good at filibustering," general manager Theo Epstein wrote in a text message. Most of the players preferred not to have their names attached to their zingers.
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August 6, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Had things gone differently, Curt Schilling's dramatic strikeout of Larry Walker in the fifth inning last night might have gone down as the most memorable vignette of this Phillies season. With runners on second and third, two out and the Phils leading by a run, Schilling iced one of the sport's most deadly hitters with four 98-m.p.h. fastballs, an extraordinary feat considering the season Walker is having, not to mention his .433 batting average with two out and men in scoring position.
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September 11, 1993 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pete Incaviglia's left knee is sore. Really sore. But his swing is healthy. Really healthy. Incaviglia knocked in three runs and Curt Schilling pitched 8 1/3 solid innings as the Phillies defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2, before 31,146 fans at Veterans Stadium last night. The crowd gave the Phils a single-season Veterans Stadium attendance record of 2,777,967, topping the old mark of 2,775,011 set in 1979. Schilling was hit on the right calf by Eddie Taubensee's liner with one out in the ninth.
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May 14, 1992 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies did some major reshuffling of their beleaguered pitching staff yesterday after No. 2 starter Tommy Greene was placed on the 15-day disabled list, where he joined much of the rotation that was expected to return the team to contention this season. Phils manager Jim Fregosi dropped Danny Cox (2-2, 4.63 ERA) from the rotation and added reliever Curt Schilling (2-2, 3.20 ERA). That left the Phils, 13-19 after last night's loss to the Giants, with a starting five of Terry Mulholland, Kyle Abbott, Cliff Brantley, Schilling and Brad Brink, who was recalled from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Greene's roster spot.
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February 27, 1999 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The number of able-bodied Phillies was down considerably yesterday. Blame it on the Phillie Phlu. Fifteen players missed part or all of the team's workout at Carpenter Complex as a bug swept through the team like a tornado. "These things can happen when you have a bunch of guys in one clubhouse," manager Terry Francona said. "But I've never seen this many guys sick in one shot. " Even assistant general manager Ruben Amaro was struck down by the illness. From a sick bed, Amaro managed to put the final touches on shortstop Desi Relaford's contract.
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April 4, 1992 | By Glen Macnow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The newest Phillie, reliever Curt Schilling, stood on the bullpen mound yesterday morning, demonstrating his repertoire for the new bosses. He passed the audition. Schilling, a 25-year-old righthander, threw fastball after fastball through a steady drizzle. The ball popped into catcher Doug Lindsey's glove, sending a crack reverberating through empty Joe Robbie Stadium. Pitching coach Johnny Podres giggled in joy at what he saw. "Is that closer stuff?" coach Larry Bowa asked manager Jim Fregosi, suggesting that Schilling threw fast enough to be considered as a late-inning stopper.
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August 11, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As nice as it was to return to his hometown and pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, Curt Schilling enjoyed returning to his old dominating self even more. Schilling, who left more than 100 tickets for friends, fired a three-hitter, shutting out the lowly Diamondbacks, 3-0, in front of 41,711 at Bank One Ballpark. The victory snapped a three-game Phillies losing streak. "This game was a big deal to me," Schilling said afterward. "This was probably as nervous as I've been for a game in a couple of years.
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August 22, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SIX MONTHS ago Curt Schilling announced he had cancer. Yesterday, he said he's suffering from cancer of the mouth and revealed what he believes is the cause: Chewing tobacco. "I'll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got," he told WEEI-FM in Boston. "Absolutely. No question in my mind about that . . . I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer. " Schilling said the cancer is in remission. He has, however, lost 75 pounds because he can't swallow.
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June 27, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that his cancer is in remission. "As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5-year clock!" he wrote on Twitter. Schilling, 47, said in February that he had an undisclosed form of cancer. He underwent at least two surgeries in addition to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. On Facebook he wrote, "To the many, many amazing folks at Dana-Farber [Cancer Institute], [Brigham and Women's Hospital] and [Massachusetts General Hospital]
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March 6, 2014 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Ian Kinsler, who was traded from Texas to the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, said Tuesday some critical statements attributed to him in an ESPN The Magazine story were taken out of context. In the story, Detroit's new second baseman blamed Rangers GM Jon Daniels for the departure of Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan. "Daniels is a sleazeball," Kinsler was quoted as saying. "He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. " Kinsler was also quoted as saying he hopes the Rangers lose every game: "To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162.
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February 7, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Curt Schilling, one of the Phillies' all-time greatest pitchers and a current ESPN analyst, revealed Wednesday that he has cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer. " Schilling did not disclose the specific nature of his illness. The network was unclear about whether Schilling, 47, will assume his duties this season as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday night telecasts.
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October 10, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WOE TO Curt Schilling , who is auctioning off his household items Saturday in Medfield, Mass., to satisfy creditors from his failed video-game company, 38 Studios. Fortunately for us vultures, all of the items he is set to auction were put online. The weirdest item? Two promotional baseball caps for the movie "Flubber," signed by star Robin Williams . The saddest? All of the toys. Even the stuffed animals have to go, Curt? His movie and TV preferences are interesting.
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October 9, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CURT SCHILLING is having a garage sale. The former Phillies and Red Sox pitcher, whose video-game company filed for bankruptcy last year, has hired an estate-sale company to sell off a slew of personal items, including a baseball glove chair and an old-fashioned Coca-Cola vending machine. Schilling is being sued by Rhode Island's economic development agency, which approved a $75 million loan for 38 Studios, a video-game startup that filed for bankruptcy last June. The suit claims Schilling and other execs knew the company would fail before it accepted the money.
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September 24, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
ANY ATTEMPT to handicap future Hall of Fame votes is complicated by the need to predict the whims of an electorate whose homogenous composition leaves it susceptible to groupthink, regional bias and moralistic crusading. Exhibit A: The most recent round of voting, in which Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were each named on fewer than 40 percent of ballots despite credentials that would appear to make them surefire Hall of Famers (the threshold for induction is 75 percent)
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August 5, 2013
CURTIN' CALL * Re: Schilling talks Phillies, regrets (Aug. 2): Curt Schilling for all he did good for the Phillies will always be remebered forthe towel over his head in the 1993 World Series. To this day, I can say I was disappointed in the fact he only did that to Mitch Williams. He showed up a teamate and that is not something you do ever and to do it in the World Series is even worse. Curt pitched well as a Phillie and if you can forget the forced trade and the towel he was a good pitcher for the Phillies.
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August 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE BIRTH of the best big-game pitcher of the last quarter-century took place two decades ago in South Philly. The Phillies entered the day facing elimination and were three outs away from taking the World Series back to Toronto when Curt Schilling took the mound for the ninth inning at Veterans Stadium. He was working on a five-hit shutout. "I remember kind of feeling the stadium moving," Schilling said. With 62,706 people about to go berserk in the ballpark, Schilling made quick work of the only three batters he faced, including two guys who would finish in the top three of the American League MVP voting that year (John Olerud and Paul Molitor)
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April 29, 2013
Philadelphia's Top 50 Baseball Players By Rich Westcott University of Nebraska Press. 272 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Larry Eichel   According to local baseball historian Rich Westcott, someone named Bob Johnson is one of the top 50 baseball players in Philadelphia history. Never heard of him? The man known as "Indian Bob" (he was one-quarter Cherokee) played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1933 through 1942, spending most of his time in left field.
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