Baseball Legend Tim Wakefield Passes Away A Tribute To A Red Sox Icon

Photo: Instagram/Tim Wakefield

The baseball community, including the Boston Red Sox, is in mourning following the tragic passing of former pitcher Tim Wakefield.

On a somber Sunday, the news of Wakefield's demise was shared, shedding light on his battle with brain cancer, a struggle that had been kept private until recently, despite his family's wishes. At the age of 57, he bid farewell to the world.

Tim Wakefield's illustrious career spanned 17 seasons, primarily with the Red Sox, but it commenced with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Throughout his tenure in Boston, he amassed a notable record of 186 wins and 168 losses, accompanied by a 4.43 ERA.

Photo: Instagram/Tim Wakefield

His name is etched in Red Sox history, holding the second position for the most games pitched (590), the most strikeouts (2,046), and the top spot for innings pitched (3,006). In recognition of his outstanding community service, Wakefield was honored with the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010.

However, it was not just statistics that defined Tim Wakefield; it was his contributions to two World Series victories for the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 that endeared him to fans even more. His legacy in Boston will forever be intertwined with those championship triumphs.

The Boston Red Sox conveyed the heartbreaking news of Wakefield's passing through a poignant social media post on that Sunday afternoon. Following the announcement, an outpouring of tributes flooded social media platforms, as fans, media, and former teammates celebrated the life and career of the beloved knuckleballer.

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Source: Sports Illustrated

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