Great knuckleballer, 200-win pitcher Tim Wakefield dies of brain tumor
Tim Wakefield, a major league knuckleballer who dominated the 2000s, has passed away. He died at the age of 57.
Major media such as Major League.com, including the Boston Red Sox, announced through reports, “Wakefield, a knuckleballer who had his best season with the Boston Red Sox, passed away from a brain tumor.” In particular, Boston, who was with him on active duty for 17 years, said, “I feel heartbroken over the loss of Wakefield. He was a truly good person, a great teammate, and a devoted husband and father. He also gave me lots of love as a broadcast commentator.” “He was the one who gave too much to the Red Sox,” he lamented.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora also expressed his sorrow at the news of Wakefield’s passing, saying, “We have lost our greatest brother, teammate, and family member.” Yankees manager Aaron Boone also expressed his condolences.무지개토토
Wakefield, who made his big league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992, has consistently played his part as a starting pitcher since moving to Boston in 1995. He led an era in the major leagues with a slow knuckleball that reached 130 km, and recorded 15 or more wins four times. He helped his team Boston win the World Series in 2004 and 2007.
His personal career records include 627 games, 463 starts, 200 wins, 180 losses, a 4.41 ERA, and 2,156 strikeouts in 3,226 1/3 innings. Due to the nature of a knuckleballer, he always needed a dedicated catcher, so he worked with Doug Mirabelli more often than with Jason Varitek, the starting catcher at the time.
Accordingly, Boston inducted him into the ‘Red Sox Hall of Fame’ to honor his achievements.
For his consistent donations and good deeds, he has been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award eight times, and actually won the award in 2010.