May 15, 2012

Red Sox honor Tim Wakefield at today's game

The Associated Press

BOSTON — Tim Wakefield got to throw one more knuckleball at Fenway Park.

click image to enlarge

Retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield waves to fans as he is introduced during a ceremony to honor his career, prior to the Red Sox's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

click image to enlarge

Newly retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield reacts as he is introduced during a ceremony to honor his career prior to a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Related headlines

The Red Sox honored Wakefield on Tuesday afternoon with a ceremony before Boston's game against Seattle. He wiped away a few tears during all the accolades for both his 17 seasons of pitching and his charitable work, which earned him the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010.

Boston brought in former catcher Doug Mirabelli to catch the ceremonial first pitch, which was a knuckler that floated to the right of home plate.

Wakefield thanked the fans, saying he will always remember the ovations he received in nearly two decades of pitching for Boston.

Wakefield's No. 49 was cut into the grass in center field and video tributes and thank-yous showed throughout the game.

Only Carl Yastrzemski (23), Dwight Evans (19) and Ted Williams (19) played more seasons for the Red Sox than Wakefield. Wakefield also ranks third in all-time wins in club history, trailing only Cy Young and Roger Clemens.

 

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)