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Tim Wakefield retired yesterday after a long career, most of it spent with the Boston Red Sox. Wakefield, of course, was a knuckleball pitcher and member of a small club of such pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. Knuckleball pitchers are an oddity and we baseball fans love them. Why though? Perhaps we love knuckleball pitchers because it doesn't take an elite arm to throw one. Such pitchers can pitch on little rest and seemingly, with little effort. Knuckleball pitchers can pitch well into their forties. And, of course, we have a Bob Uecker's wonderful description of how to catch one ("Wait until it stops rolling and pick it up"). Whenever a player has played as long as Wakefield has, we usually try to put such a career into perspective. And, no, Tim Wakefield is never going to be a candidate for the Hall of Fame. So we can't write that kind of post. After all, Wakefield's closest comps on baseball.reference.com are Chuck Finley and Livan He...
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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...
Live video by Ustream Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons in Major League Baseball. Watch the knuckleballer's retirement news conference live above.
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A few days ago, longtime Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield announced his retirement after a lengthy big-league career that stretches back to the George H. W. Bush presidency.
When a player retires, it’s time to look back on his career, and that’s exactly what I’d like to do here. Below is a list of Tim Wakefield’s career highlights. Included are some of the greatest...
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.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.
Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement
Friday after 19 seasons, including the last 17 with the Boston Red
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.
Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will retire Friday after 17 seasons in Boston.
Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield, 45, announced his retirement Friday. The knuckleballer had a 200-180 record and pitched 3,226-1/3 innings in 19 major-league seasons.
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...
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.