Mike Schmidt is recovering from stage 3 melanoma
Some scary news, but ultimately positive news for the greatest third baseman of all time. From the Philadelphia Daily News:
These days, every single clubhouse is stocked with sunscreen and most players use it liberally (not just the pitchers). Given how much time these guys spend outdoors, it’s an absolute necessity. Indeed, I’m surprised we don’t hear more about players from before the 90s -- back when there was far less concern about UV rays and the savage tan look was considered healthy -- battling skin cancer.
Get your skin checked every year, kids. And put on plenty of sunscreen.