Jim Corsi

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James Bernard Corsi

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jim Corsi was a 25th-rounder in 1982 by the New York Yankees and scout Jack Gillis. A journeyman, Jim posted sub-2.00 ERAs in brief looks with the Oakland Athletics prior to 1993, when the Florida Marlins gave him a shot and he struggled. He would return to Oakland for a third stint and had his finest season out of the Boston Red Sox bullpen in 1998, going 3-2, 2.59 in a career-high 59 games. In retirement, he briefly worked as a Sawx broadcaster for NESN and Channel 38.

In early January of 2022, he aired an interview recorded the previous November in which he explained that he had stage IV liver and colon cancer and that he did not have long left to live, but that he was at peace with himself nevertheless. He said that his only regret was not getting a colonoscopy when he was younger, which could have extended his life. He died that same night, at the age of 60.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Ian Browne: "Jim Corsi, former Red Sox pitcher, dies: Massachusetts native spent parts of three seasons with hometown team", mlb.com, January 4, 2022. [1]

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