Curt Schilling reveals he had heart attack in 2011

Curt Schilling says he had a  heart attack in November of 2011.
Curt Schilling says he had a heart attack in November of 2011. (USATSI)

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Fame candidate Curt Schilling had a heart attack in 2011, he revealed to the Boston Globe for a story in Sunday's newspaper.

On Nov. 6, 2011, Schilling was watching the New York City marathon, an event in which his wife was participating, when he noticed chest pains. From the Globe:

“I didn’t think it was anything serious,” he says.

They flew back to Boston and went straight from Logan Airport to a Boston hospital, where doctors were waiting for him. No ambulance.

“Ya, as stupid as that was,” Schilling wrote in a text message. “My doctor made it clear that I was very, very, lucky.”

Surgery was performed the next day to insert a stent. The health scare, he says, changed his lifestyle.

“Oh yeah, in every way possible, it had to,” he says, without going into detail.

Though Schilling wouldn't completely blame the heart attack on his stress in dealing with the bankruptcy of 38 Studios, in which Schilling lost a huge sum of money.

Schilling told the Boston Globe that he's healthy now, though his wife said that he still has some issues.

Schilling will turn 47 years old this coming November.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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