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Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield fires a pitch towards the plate
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
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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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