Tim Wakefield — P
Awards and Recognitions with Boston
Roberto Clemente Award, 2010
Career Pitching Statistics for Tim Wakefield with Boston
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Memorable Moments for Tim Wakefield
- 27 April 1995 - Boston signs free agent Tim Wakefield after the pitcher's release from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- 16 October 2003 - New York takes Game Seven and the American League pennant with a 6-5, 11-inning win over Boston at Yankee Stadium. Up 5-2 with one out in the eighth, manager Grady Little leaves what appears to be an exhausted Pedro Martinez on the mound despite the bullpen having given up just two runs in the series. The Yankees score three runs on four straight hits to tie the score and win in the bottom of the 11th when Aaron Boone hits the first pitch he sees from Tim Wakefield into the left field bleachers to send New York to the World Series.
- 8 August 2004 - Despite allowing six home runs, Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox win 11-9 over the Tigers in Detroit. Wakefield is one of only six pitchers in modern baseball history to yield six home runs in one game.
- 11 April 2005 - Boston raises a World Series championship banner at Fenway Park for the first time since 1919 and the team goes on to beat the Yankees 9-2. Tim Wakefield goes seven innings to earn the win and battery mate Doug Mirabelli hits a home run in the victory.
- 9 April 2010 - At 43 years and 250 days old, Tim Wakefield becomes the oldest pitcher in Red Sox history to start a game when he takes the hill against the Royals. He passes David Wells, who was 43 years, 98 days old in his last start for the club in 2006. Boston falls short, losing 4-3 in Kansas City.
- 8 June 2010 - Tim Wakefield sets a new franchise record with 2,777 innings pitched for the Red Sox in a 3-2 win over the Indians in Cleveland, surpassing Roger Clemens.
- 8 September 2010 - Pitcher Tim Wakefield earns the win in an 11-5 victory over the Rays at Fenway Park, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a game for Boston. At age 44, he is one year older than Dennis Eckersley, who won his last game at age 43 for the Red Sox in 1998.