Found February 18, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Tim Wakefield
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Tim Wakefield decided to call it a career on Friday. However, there was no shortage of interest in the knuckleballer before he made his announcement. Wakefield turned down four contract offers, including one guaranteed major league offer, in order to either return to Red Sox or retire,'s Alex Speier reports. Wakefield's agent, Barry Meister, revealed such to Speier. "I said, 'Do you want me to play the agent game, the what-if game, and find out what they want to offer? I know that one wants to offer you a major league contract,'" Meister said of his conversation with Wakefield....

Here’s to You, Mr. Wakefield

Tim Wakefield wasn’t the best pitcher in Red Sox history (that’s Pedro Martinez), nor was he the most entertaining (guys like Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Luis Tiant and yes, Pedro, have that territory marked), but what he was one of the Nation’s favorites. For 17 years, he pitched, and acted, with the same stoicism. He never put himself above the game, and was always, always ready...

What do I say about Tim Wakefield?

Ever since Friday morning when I first heard that Wake was retiring, I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about it.  Any sort of meaningful career retrospective would be way too long.  So I am just going to say this: I hope he’s not actually done.  I don’t see why the Sox couldn’t give him a call mid summer if a couple guys are hurt, and ask him to come back and...

Watch Tim Wakefield's Retirement News Conference Live (Video)

Live video by Ustream Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons in Major League Baseball. Watch the knuckleballer's retirement news conference live above.

Wakefield retiring after 17 seasons with Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.

Watch the Wakefield Press Conference Live at 5pm

Watch the live press conference where Tim Wakefield is announcing his retirement at 5pm EST below: Watch live streaming video from necn_live at  

Red Sox pitcher Wakefield, 45, retires (AP)

Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox. The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the announcement at the team's spring training facility at a news conference Friday evening. After two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the right-hander signed as a minor-league free agent in April 1995.

Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield to retire

Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement Friday after 19 seasons, including the last 17 with the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox veteran Wakefield retires after 19 seasons

Tim Wakefield has never been afraid to face a hitter with his knuckleball, kind of like he's never been afraid to face the truth.

Wakefield retires after 17 years with Red Sox

Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will retire Friday after 17 seasons in Boston.

The Week in Meme 2.17.2012

Tim Wakefield is retiring. Linsanity can go **** off. Gary Carter died. MLB opened up training camp. Oh, I almost forgot. JR Smith still has terrible hair and its in NYC. The is is the week that was….in Meme.                                                                    

Time for One Last Act of Leadership, Captain

If Varitek elects to retire, Saltalamacchia has a keepsake. In 2007, while with the Atlanta Braves, he asked Varitek to sign a Red Sox jersey. Above his signature, Varitek scribbled a message: “Catch with pride.”That's from this Herald blog piece.Call it a whisper campaign if you like, but I'll say it out loud: it's time to call it a day, Captain."BUT HE CAN...

Dickey now Majors' lone knuckleballer

Baseball's knuckleball fraternity lost half its membership last week, when Tim Wakefield officially retired following a 19-year career. With Wakefield gone, Mets starter R.A. Dickey is the only knuckleballer left in the Major Leagues.
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