Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield dies at 57

Wakefield played Major League baseball for 19 years.

Published: October 1, 2023 4:41pm

Former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Tim Wakefield, dies at 57.

The Red Sox announced his death in a statement on Sunday. According to ex-teammate Curt Schilling, Wakefield suffered from brain cancer. 

"Our hearts are broken with the loss of Tim Wakefield," the baseball team's statement reads. "Wake embodied true goodness; a devoted husband, father, and teammate, beloved broadcaster, and the ultimate community leader. He gave so much to the game and all of Red Sox Nation. Our deepest love and thoughts are with Stacy, Trevor, Brianna, and the Wakefield family."

Wakefield played Major League Baseball for 19 years. He had a 4.41 ERA with 200 wins and 2,156 strikeouts, according to Fox News

Wakefield began his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was picked up by the Red Sox after being released by the Pirates in 1995, and would go on to become Boston's all-time leader in games started and innings pitched, according to CBS.  

Wakefield won two World Series titles with the Red Sox. 

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