Beloved Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield dies at 57

Tim Wakefield a beloved member of two World Series teams for the Boston Red Sox died Sunday at the age of 57.

Wakefield was drafted as third basemen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1988 but later converted to a pitcher after learning the knuckleball.

In 1992 Wakefield made his major league debut for the Pirates but three years later he was released by the team.

Wakefield would land a contract from the Red Sox and became a fixture on the team for 17 seasons as they contended for World Series championships. His 430 starts and 3,006 innings pitched are the most in franchise history.

Just days ago Curt Schilling asked fans to pray for both Tim and his wife Stacy as they were fighting cancer. Schilling said Tim had brain cancer while Stacy was dealing with pancreatic cancer. Following Schilling’s comments the Wakefield’s asked for privacy.

John Boarman
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