Tim Wakefield

Date of birth: 2 August 1966
Primary position: Pitcher

Career Pitching Statistics through 2018 Season


Awards and Recognition with Boston

Roberto Clemente Award, 2010

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.
  • 28 October 2010 - Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is named as the recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award in recognition to his contributions to several charities, including the Red Sox Jimmy Fund charity. He is the first Red Sox player to receive the award, given annually since 1971.
  • 13 September 2011 - Pitcher Tim Wakefield earns his 200th career win, his 186th with the Red Sox, in a 18-6 laugher versus the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. His last win had come on 24 July versus the Mariners; taking nine starts to earn win number 200 surpasses Steve Carlton for the most starts between wins number 199 and 200. It is also his final career win as he retires from baseball at season's end.
  • 15 May 2012 - At Fenway Park, the Red Sox honor former pitcher Tim Wakefield in a ceremony ahead of a 5-0 win over the Mariners. Wakefield had retired following the 2011 season win 200 career wins, including 186 with the Red Sox.