Curt Schilling’s dog Georgia has crossed over the rainbow bridge

Curt Schilling's dog (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Curt Schilling's dog (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling’s dog Georgia has passed over the rainbow bridge.

Curt Schilling’s dog Georgia has crossed over the rainbow bridge, according to a Twitter post from Wednesday morning, June 10.

It was addressed to our friend Ovie the Bulldog, who is still gamely battling cancer while helping his dad recover from eye surgery. Schilling is also a cancer survivor, which is probably where that connection came from.

Georgia was a Bulldog, of course.

Schilling played for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox during his MLB career, which stretched from 1988 to 2009.

He played in the World Series three times, in 1993 (the Phillies lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games), 2001 (the Diamondbacks triumphed over the New York Yankees in seven games) and 2004 (when the Red Sox ended the Curse of the Bambino with a four-game sweep of the St Louis Cardinals).

Among his teammates were the legendary pitchers Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, and shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

According to Baseball Reference, Schilling totaled a career record of 216-146 with an ERA of 3.46 in 569 games and 22 saves. Through 3,261 innings, he totaled 3,116 strikeouts.

At the plate, he totaled 117 hits, including 13 doubles and a triple, in 773 at-bats for an average of .151. He also had a stolen base, 39 runs scored and 29 RBIs.

Schilling was also a five-time All-Star from 1997-99, 2001-02 and 2004, finishing as the runner-up for the Cy Young Award (given to the best pitchers in the game) three times.

The most recent of Curt Schilling’s dogs may have been a Bulldog, but he has also owned Rottweilers in the past, three of which were entered into the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, according to a Fox Sports story from that time.

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At this point, it is unclear if Major League Baseball will be holding a 2020 season due to the coronavirus, which means Minor League Baseball is also up in the air, and very good team dogs like Brooks (Frisco RoughRiders), Finn (Las Vegas Aviators), Rookie and Dash (Trenton Thunder), Slider (Myrtle Beach Pelicans) and Turbo (Bowling Green Hot Rods) are anxious for the season to begin, if it can.