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Former Astros Pitcher, Jim Corsi, Passes Away at 60

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Former Astros pitcher, Jim Corsi, passes away at the age of 60-years-old.

As reported by Steve Burton of WBZ TV in Boston, former Houston Astros pitcher, Jim Corsi, passed away on Monday night with his family by his side. At 60-years-old, Corsi had been battling cancer, while he interviewed about his diagnosis only two days ago.

Corsi played a larger chunk of his major-league career in New England where he resided until his passing, while a hurler for the Boston Red Sox. With the American League East club, the right-hander totaled 134 appearances and a 3.35 ERA.

Before spring training in 1991, the Astros signed Corsi, while he only stayed with the club for one season. The righty posted a 3.71 ERA over 47 outings for Houston, while having a 6.1 strikeout per nine innings.

Corsi never made an All-Star Game nor picked up an accolade in his 10-year career, but he did contribute to two teams for most of his major-league tenure. Besides pitching for the Red Sox for three seasons, the right-hander played half of his career in Oakland for the Athletics, where he had most of his best seasons.

Although playing for 10 years across five different organizations, Corsi was never involved in a trade and was actually dealt a shorthand two years after being drafted. Taken in the 25th round by the New York Yankees, the young righty was released close to two years after signing.

Corsi found a new home in Boston a year later and was then released twice by the club in a two-year span. After being released three times, Corsi signed with Oakland in 1987, making his major-league debut a year later.

Adversity built a 10-year career for Corsi, while being let go a handful of time, he kept the child’s dream alive. Corsi was 60-years-old.

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