Jim Corsi, the former right-handed MLB relief pither and Massachusetts native who pitched parts of three seasons for the Red Sox, has revealed that he’s battling terminal cancer. Specifically, Corsi recently shared with CBS Boston that he’s been diagnosed with stage IV colon and liver cancer.
In his interview with CBS Boston, Corsi encouraged others to be diligent about getting routine health exams:
“I made a mistake when I was younger. Not getting a colonoscopy. Should have done it. If you’re out there, don’t wait. Don’t be stupid. I was a professional athlete. I thought I was invincible, you know what I mean, strong. And you’re not. Cancer is not prejudiced to anybody.”
More from Corsi:
“I’m at peace. I know if I die, I’m going to a better place. That’s the No. 1 thing. I feel sorry for everybody I’ll leave behind.”
According to Chad Finn of the Boston Globe, Corsi’s health has worsened since that interview which was recorded in November. Corsi, however, was able to walk his daughter down the aisle in October.
Corsi, 60, spent 10 seasons in the majors and was originally drafted by the Yankees in 1982.