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Beloved Tim Wakefield, Former Star of Boston Red Sox & Admired by Fans, Sadly Passes Away

The baseball community is reeling from the distressing news that has surfaced.

It was announced on social media by the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon that the former renowned pitcher Tim Wakefield has tragically left us at the age of 57 after valiantly fighting a brain illness.

Wakefield commenced his MLB journey with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992. Following two seasons there, he became a part of the Red Sox in 1995. Originating from Melbourne, Florida, he remained affiliated with the team until 2011, playing an influential role in Boston’s World Series triumphs in 2004 (their first in 86 years) and 2007.

Acknowledged for his numerous off-field contributions, Wakefield was bestowed with the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010. Over his career, he amassed 200 victories and an impressive 2,156 strikeouts.

Wakefield is survived by his wife, Stacy, and two children. Our sympathies and prayers are with Wakefield, his family and friends, as well as the Red Sox organization during this difficult period.

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