Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Career Highlights: Former MLB All-Star pitcher Tim Wakefield was instrumental in helping Boston win two World Series Championships in 2004 and 2007. Best known for his signature knuckleball pitch, Wakefield started his major league career in 1992 with Pittsburgh for two years, and then spent the next 17 seasons with the Red Sox. He was one of only five American League pitchers to start at least one game in 17 consecutive seasons for the same team. Wakefield also recorded at least four wins and 125 innings in each of his 17 years in Boston. Named the 1995 AL Comeback Player-of-the-Year, Wakefield’s 186 wins with Boston places him third on the all-time Red Sox win list behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens (192 each). Wakefield ranks first all-time in Red Sox innings pitched (3,226), and second in wins at Fenway Park (97), second in appearances (627) and second in strikeouts (2,156). An All-Star in 2009, Wakefield finished his career with a 200-180 record and 4.41 ERA in 627 games. Wakefield was also known as one of baseball’s most charitable players being named the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award honoree.