A BIG HEART FULL OF LOVE
Former World Series pitcher Jim Corsi died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 60, just days after talking about life, death and family in his last interview.
“I’m at peace,” he told WBZ-TV sports director Steve Burton. “I know I’m going to a better place. I feel sorry for everyone I’ll leave behind.”
‘Jim Corsi passed away from cancer peacefully overnight with his family by his side. Way to finish strong Jim. Rest in peace my friend. We love you.’ — Burton posted on social media.
Corsi won a World Series for the Oakland Athletics in 1989 with a 1.88 earned run average through 38⅓ innings. He was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox for three seasons from 1997 to 1999, earning a 3.35 ERA over 147⅔ innings.
Over his 10-year career he also played for the Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins and the Houston Astros. He pitched in 368 games with 290 strikeouts and compiled a 22-24 record with an overall 3.25 ERA.
“We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing after his courageous battle with cancer,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “Jim’s heart was so big and full of love that his legacy goes far beyond his playing career and World Series Championship. We lost a great one today.”
Jim with his daughters, Julianne and Jenna. He also leaves two sons, Mitch, and Joey.