Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Career Highlights: Best known for his signature knuckleball pitch, former All-Star Tim Wakefield was instrumental in helping Boston win two World Series Championships in 2004 and 2007. After starting his MLB career in 1992 with Pittsburgh for two years, Wakefield spent the next 17 seasons with the Red Sox, where he posted a 200-180 record with a 4.41 ERA. An All-Star in 2009, he was one of only five American League pitchers to start at least one game in 17 consecutive seasons for the same team as he 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). Wakefield was also known as one of baseball’s most charitable players being named the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award honoree.