Tim Wakefield is dead. The former US professional baseball player died at the age of 57 as a result of a brain tumor.
Mourning for Tim Wakefield (1966-2023): The former US professional baseball player died on October 1st at the age of 57. This was announced by the Boston Red Sox, for whom Wakefield played as a major league pitcher until 2012, and (formerly Twitter). Accordingly, Wakefield suffered from a brain tumor, which was made public by a teammate last week. As a result, he underwent surgery a few weeks ago.
The American, born in August 1966 in Melbourne, Florida, was one of the “most unique pitchers of his generation and an important part of the most successful era in the history of the Boston Red Sox,” the statement said.
A successful baseball career
Before Wakefield joined the Boston Red Sox, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 to 1993, but was less successful there. His big breakthrough later came with the Boston Red Sox, where he was an active pitcher from 1995 to 2011. They won the Major League Baseball (MLB) championship in 2004 and 2007.
He leaves behind a wife and two children
He played a total of 19 major league seasons, including 17 for the Red Sox. In total, he won 200 games, including 186 for Boston. In the spring of 2012, Wakefield announced his retirement at the age of 44, but remained an active member of the team.
The baseball star leaves behind his wife Stacy and their two children, son Trevor and daughter Brianna.
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