Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Career Highlights: Tim Wakefield, best known for his famed knuckleball pitch, was instrumental in helping Boston win two World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. Wakefield began his career with Pittsburgh, but is most remembered for his 17 years with the Red Sox (1995-2012). In his 19-year career, he posted a 200-180 record and 4.41 ERA. Wakefield’s 186 wins with Boston places him third on the all-time Red Sox win list behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens, who have 192 each. Wakefield ranks first all-time in Red Sox innings pitched (3,226), is second in wins at Fenway Park (97) and ranks second with 627 appearances. One of only five AL pitchers to ever start at least one game in 17 consecutive seasons for the same team, Wakefield recorded at least four wins and 125 innings in each of his 17 seasons with the team. His 2,156 strikeouts ranks second all-time for the Red Sox behind Roger Clemens. An All-Star in 2009, Wakefield won the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to the community. He also was named the 1995 American League Comeback Player of the Year.