Jim Corsi, a native of Newton, Mass., and former Red Sox pitcher who played parts of three seasons for his hometown team, died on Tuesday morning after a fight with liver and colon cancer. He was 60.
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Corsi, who died peacefully at his home in Bellingham, is survived by his four children, Julianne, Jenna, Mitch, and Joey.
Through his battle with colon cancer, the family has been there for him until his sudden demise.
Corsi, who was born in Newton and graduated from Newton North High School in 1979, was drafted by the Yankees in 1982 before embarking on a 10-year big-league career that included becoming a World Series champion with the A’s in 1989 and eventually returning home in 1997 to play for the Red Sox.
One of his best seasons came in 1998, when he compiled a 2.59 ERA over a career-high 59 outings out of the bullpen as he helped Boston reach the postseason.