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Monday, March 17, 2014

Baseball Hall Of Famer Mike Schmidt Recovering From Skin Cancer

Mike Schmidt sat down at a picnic table beyond the left-field wall on a sunny morning at Bright House Field, then scooted over to seek the shade of some palm trees and a light tower.

He wasn’t taking any chances.

The 64-year-old Hall of Famer is recovering from an advanced form of skin cancer that kept him from being a guest instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training.

Schmidt was in camp Sunday and publicly spoke for the first time about his illness — stage 3 melanoma, and the two operations, radiation and chemotherapy treatments that followed.

“I feel fantastic right now,” he said.

Looking fit and trim, the three-time NL MVP is scheduled for a scan Monday to see how far his recovery has progressed. He still plans to join the Phillies’ television crew to work 13 home Sunday games this season, and to return to camp next year to work with hitters.

“I’m a very lucky man,” he said.

Thanks to Los.

Repoz Posted: March 17, 2014 at 05:31 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 17, 2014 at 07:47 AM (#4672646)
As one who is two years younger than MJS and spent a couple of college summers defending him against the 65-70 year-old accountant** who said he struck out too much, this one hit my gut hard. Mike has always kept a level head about things and once again, handles himself gracefully.

** It was fun to hear Mitch recount the glory days of the As in late 20s, early 30s.

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