Red Sox statement on Schilling

The Red Sox released this statement about Curt Schilling, who announced his retirement this morning:

Today we join Red Sox Nation and baseball fans worldwide in saluting Curt Schilling for an exceptional and lengthy career. One of the most skilled, determined and passionate players of his era, he made significant contributions to the Boston Red Sox organization both on and off the field. Curt helped bring two World Series championships to the City of Boston through tireless preparation and personal sacrifice. A true clutch performer, he delivered in the most challenging of circumstances.

Along with his wife, Shonda, Curt impacted the community in myriad ways including by raising funds and awareness for such important causes as skin cancer prevention, through his efforts with the Shade Foundation, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease, with Curt’s Pitch for ALS.

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Thank you, Curt Schilling, for all you have given to our fans, our team, our community, and the game of baseball.

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