BELLINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Red Sox pitcher and Newton native Jim Corsi died at age 60 on Tuesday. The former Sox reliever announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer and colon cancer in an interview with WBZ-TV that aired on Monday.
An emotional Corsi told longtime friend Steve Burton of WBZ-TV that he regretted not getting a colonoscopy when he was younger.
His daughter, Julianne, held an early wedding ceremony in October so her father would get a chance to walk her down the aisle.
"I want more time, we all want more time. It's important to us," he said then.
Corsi won a world series with the Oakland A's in 1989 and spent three seasons with the Red Sox between 1997 and 1999. The Red Sox mourned Corsi in a statement on Tuesday, with President and CEO San Kennedy saying his "heart was so big and full of love that his legacy goes far beyond his playing career..."
Corsi also played for the Houston Astros, the Florida Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles in his ten-season career.
The team said he's survived by his four children, Julianne, Jenna, Mitch, and Joey.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports: