Jim Corsi, Former Red Sox Pitcher has passed away. Jim Corsi died from cancer peacefully on Jan. 3, 2021 with his family by his side. Obituary and Funeral arrangements are still pending.
Jim Corsi pitched for 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. He won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1989. He spent three seasons pitching for the Red Sox from 1997-to-1999.
“I got liver cancer, stage four, and colon cancer,” Jim Corsi revealed in an emotional interview recorded in November that aired Sunday. “I made a mistake when I was younger by not getting a colonoscopy.”
“I should have done it,” he said fighting back tears. “If you’re out there, don’t wait. Don’t be stupid. I was a professional athlete and thought I was invincible, strong. You’re not. Cancer is not prejudice to anybody.”
“That’s my message. Don’t wait,” Corsi said. “You don’t want to end up like this. If you get it soon enough, you’ll be alright.”
The family held a special wedding for his oldest daughter, Julianne, a few months ago. Jim was able to walk her down the aisle.
“It was the most important thing that he could have done,” she told WBZ. “It was just so meaningful and special. It was amazing.”