Tim Wakefield announces retirement

Tim Wakefield announces retirement

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield, a knuckleball specialist who won 200 games over a 19-year major league career, said Friday he is retiring.
David Ortiz wins Clemente Award

David Ortiz wins Clemente Award

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Thursday that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox had won the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award.
MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 (1st game)

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 (1st game)

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett tossed 7 2/3 effective innings Sunday and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 in the first game of a key doubleheader.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Boston 5

BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce drove in three runs Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays crept closer to American League wild-card leading Boston with an 8-5 victory.

MLB: Boston 8, Minnesota 6

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- David Ortiz went 4-for-5, homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning Monday, lifting the Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer Friday, lifting the Chicago White Sox past Boston 3-1.

MLB: Boston 6, Toronto 4

BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury had his second and third RBI of the game during a four-run fourth inning Wednesday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 6-4 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 4, Chicago Cubs 1

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Tim Wakefield and two relievers combined to shut the Cubs down on four hits Sunday and the Boston Red Sox registered a 4-1 inter-league win over Chicago.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Boston 2

BOSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Scott Baker allowed two solo homers over eight innings and struck out eight Friday to lead the Minnesota Twins past Boston 9-2.

Wakefield receives Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield had won the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award.

MLB: Boston 11, Tampa Bay 5

BOSTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Tim Wakefield became the oldest winning pitcher in Boston history Wednesday thanks to an offensive surge that gave the Red Sox an 11-5 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Texas 10, Boston 9 (11 innings)

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz homered off Tim Wakefield on the first pitch of the 11th inning Friday, finishing off a huge rally and giving Texas a 10-9 win over Boston.

MLB: Texas 7, Boston 2

BOSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz and Bengie Molina both had two RBI during a six-run first Thursday, starting Texas on its way to a 7-2 victory over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 9, Boston 8

BOSTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Kurt Suzuki hit two home runs Thursday, helping the Oakland Athletics claim a 9-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Boston 5

BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Yuniesky Betancourt finished off a seven-run fourth inning with a grand slam homer Friday and Kansas City went on to smash Boston 12-5.
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Tim Wakefield
KCP98051002 -10 MAY 1998- KANSAS CITY, MO., USA: Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield fires a pitch towards the plate during a game with the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon. Wakefield pitched 8 innings, as the Sox held the Royals to 1 run in a 3-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. UPI tjj/ TIMOTHY J. JONES

Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Wakefield began pitching with the Red Sox in 1995, making him the longest-serving player currently on the team. Wakefield is also the oldest current active player in in the majors, and one of two active knuckleballers, the other being R.A. Dickey.

Wakefield won his 200th career game on September 13, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays, and is third on the Boston Red Sox with 186 team victories , behind both Cy Young and Roger Clemens, who have 192 each. He is second in all-time wins at Fenway Park with 97, behind Roger Clemens' 100, and is first all-time in innings pitched by a Red Sox pitcher, with 2,944 (through July 24, 2011), having surpassed Roger Clemens' total of 2,777 on June 8, 2010.

Wakefield has been nominated eight times for the Roberto Clemente Award, winning the award in 2010. He is the first Red Sox player to win the award.

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