Former Greensboro Hornets’ pitcher Jim Corsi gone at age 60

Ex-MLB pitcher Jim Corsi has died at age 60.
Courtesy of Bill Hass, formerly of the News and Record, and long-time writer of Bill on Baseball, at…..

Jim Corsi played for the Greensboro Hornets when they were a Yankees farm club. In 1983 he was 2-2, 4.09 ERA in 12 games, 7 as a starter. Missed 1984 season, back in 1985 and began conversion to relief pitcher, 5-8, 4.23 in 41 games, all but two in relief.

Corsi played 11 years in MLB with a host of teams, appeared in 368 games, all but one in relief. Seven saves, so he was a middle-innings and setup guy.
(Jim Corsi spent an important part of his MLB career with the Oakland A’s.)
He had a 1.88 ERA through 38 1/3 innings for the 1989 Athletics, who went on to win the World Series that year that earned him a ring. From 1997-1999, he posted a 3.35 ERA over 147 1/3 innings as a Red Sox reliever.

Here’s the link to his story:

Alan Ashkinazy
(On Facebook)
My ex roommate and teammate for the 1985 Greensboro Hornets Jimmy Corsi died of cancer today. RIP Jimmy! I’ll never forget the day you blew a save all on cheap hits. You came in the dugout at Memorial Stadium, threw your glove. It hit the water fountain and water was flying everywhere. They took it out of your pay to fix it. You were a great friend when we played together. I even visited him in Florida when he was in big leagues with Marlins.

**********I was just telling Bill Hass about the water fountain incident earlier…I was at that game that night, and as I was telling Bill, even before I saw Alan’s post on Facebook, the water was going everywhere that night…The dugout became flooded and they couldn’t get the water stopped…It was like a water main had busted….***********