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At Triple-A Buffalo in 1992, Wakefield went 10-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 20 starts, earning a promotion to the major leagues.
Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Bisons.
Wakefield's arrival in the majors was nothing short of a whirlwind, producing an 8-1 record and postseason heroics. Years later, Pirates manager Jim Leyland would describe Wakefield the rookie as "the Elvis Presley of the National League."
Photo courtesy Dave Arrigo/Pittsburgh Pirates
Just before Wakefield's 43rd birthday in 2009, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon selected Wakefield to his pitching staff to represent the American League in the 2009 All-Star Game. Wakefield joined (from left to right) closer Jonathan Papelbon, starter Josh Beckett, first baseman Kevin Youkilis and left fielder Jason Bay at the game.
Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox
Tim Wakefield will go down in history as one of the most beloved Red Sox players of all time.
While that may seem small, I had this thought: if the writer couldn’t get a memorable moment like that correct, what else could be wrong in this book?
A must for every Red Sox fan, baseball fan, knuckleball fan and anyone who really appreciates the rare "good guy" in sports.
Every pitcher needs what I call is his "money" pitch. The kind of pitch that is unique and challenges every hitter that steps up to the plate in a major league baseball game. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marvin P. Ferguson
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tim Wakefield and have been following his career since he debuted as a pitcher with the Pirates on July 31, 1992 under the wing of then Pirates' manager Jim... Read morePublished 9 months ago by wendy
At first I was very happy to see that there was a book written about Tim Wakefield, a player whose career defines perseverance. Read more
Tim Wakefield's biographer is too wordy and repetitive, so the book moves slowly. However, it does cover the knuckler's features and some of the pitchers who threw it.Published 20 months ago by oysters2
...and obviously it would mostly be Sox fans who would be interested in this, but the book was a pretty slow/dry read. Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by N. Berry
"Now a wind went out from the Lord, and it brought quail from the sea and left them fluttering near the camp, about a day's journey on this side and about a day's journey on the... Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Donald Mitchell
This book gives a great insight into one of the best pitchers of the Red Sox, shows personal ups and downs and makes me appreciate the great cotribution he has made to the Red Sox. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Dianne
I usually refrain from reading baseball biographies of active players, as it is inherently incomplete. This is especially so for Wakefield, who recently recorded his 200th win. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Eric Bowien