Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: phillies

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
rr
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(864 - 12:51am, Jan 18)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogCubs honored by President Obama at White House | MLB.com
(48 - 12:50am, Jan 18)
Last: dejarouehg

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(100 - 12:40am, Jan 18)
Last: Sean Forman

NewsblogJose Bautista close to signing with Blue Jays | MLB.com
(1 - 12:25am, Jan 18)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogRatto- "Hall of Fame voters' biggest issue: Do they work for the job or the sport?"
(7 - 12:19am, Jan 18)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogMaterials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ... - The New York Times
(8 - 12:13am, Jan 18)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 16 Jan. 2017: The ‘honor’ Trumps politics in scheduling Cubs’ White House visit
(545 - 11:50pm, Jan 17)
Last: zonk

NewsblogWillie McCovey Pardoned by Obama
(1 - 11:37pm, Jan 17)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogRelocation Less Common in MLB Than NFL, Other Leagues
(17 - 11:28pm, Jan 17)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1789 - 11:01pm, Jan 17)
Last: MHS

NewsblogMatheny: Spring training 'priorities' may look different this year | stltoday.com
(2 - 10:55pm, Jan 17)
Last: Sleepy's still holding up that little wild bouquet

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1107 - 10:51pm, Jan 17)
Last: No, TFTIO is the puppet

NewsblogJerry Dipoto’s Trade Activity, in Context | FanGraphs Baseball
(14 - 9:40pm, Jan 17)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogGordo: How many of Cards' talented prospects will ever reach the majors? | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
(4 - 9:24pm, Jan 17)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyThe Kids Are or Are Not Alright
(16 - 8:26pm, Jan 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

Page rendered in 0.2634 seconds
47 querie(s) executed