The Boston Red Sox mourn the passing of revolutionary knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield. Tim is accredited to pitching the team to not one, but two World Series Championships in his 17 seasons with the Boston Red Sox. A recent statement released by the team confirms Wakefield’s death at just 57 years of age.
Tim is beloved by the Boston community and his legacy and illustrious career will never be forgotten. Many accredit his uncommon knuckleball style of pitching to the refashion of the Boston Red Sox into a league winning team.
Those who know baseball know that Wakefield’s style of pitching is only mastered by the best of their craft. With one pitch he could strike out 4 players.
Wakefield, Sox number 49, was born in 1966 Florida and passed in Massachusetts on October 1, 2023. Wakefield and his wife Stacy Stover were both diagnosed with cancer. While Wakefield’s exact cancer is unspecified, he underwent surgery for what doctors share is an “aggressive form of brain cancer” only weeks ago.
Stacy is still battling pancreatic cancer. In addition to his wife of 11 years, Tim Wakefield leaves behind two children and an adoring array of fans from his 19 years in MLB, 17 of which were with the Boston Red Sox.