Report: Curt Schilling suffered heart attack in November 2011

August 12, 2013 - 8:43 am

A bloody sock? That was a mere flesh wound compared to what happened to Curt Schilling in November 2011. The former Red Sox postseason hero, who dramatically pitched a pair of games with a surgically repaired ankle en route to the Sox winning the 2004 World Series, told Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe that he suffered a heart attack '€” "a decent one," he called it '€” while supporting his wife, Shonda, who was running in the New York Marathon. Despite feeling chest discomfort, Schilling didn't immediately seek medical help. He waited for his wife to finish the race, flew to Boston, then made his way over to an unnamed Boston hospital. "I didn't think it was anything serious," Schilling said. Doctors anticipated his arrival, but he hadn't requested an ambulance. "My doctors made it clear that I was very, very lucky," Schilling told Grossfeld. Schilling attributes the heart attack in part '€” but not entirely '€” to the stress put on him by 38 Studios, his video game company that failed about six months later.