BOSTON (CBS) – Jim Corsi, a Newton native who made all of it the way in which to the Main Leagues, received a World Collection and pitched for the Boston Pink Sox, has died from most cancers. He was 60 years outdated.
In accordance with his shut good friend, WBZ-TV Sports activities Director Steve Burton, Corsi “handed away from most cancers peacefully in a single day together with his household by his facet.”
“Technique to end sturdy Jim. Relaxation in peace my good friend. We love you,” Burton posted on Twitter Tuesday morning.
Corsi pitched for 10 seasons within the Main Leagues. He received a World Collection with the Oakland Athletics in 1989. He spent three seasons pitching for the Pink Sox from 1997-to-1999.
“I obtained liver most cancers, stage 4, and colon most cancers,” Corsi informed Burton in an emotional interview recorded in November that aired Sunday. “I made a mistake after I was youthful by not getting a colonoscopy.”
“I ought to have accomplished it,” he stated preventing again tears. “In case you’re on the market, don’t wait. Don’t be silly. I used to be an expert athlete and thought I used to be invincible, sturdy. You’re not. Most cancers isn’t prejudice to anyone.”
“That’s my message. Don’t wait,” Corsi stated. “You don’t wish to find yourself like this. In case you get it quickly sufficient, you’ll be alright.”
The household held a particular marriage ceremony for his oldest daughter, Julianne, a number of months in the past. Jim was in a position to stroll her down the aisle.
“It was a very powerful factor that he may have accomplished,” she informed WBZ. “It was simply so significant and particular. It was superb.”
You’ll be able to watch Steve Burton’s interview with Jim Corsi within the video above.