Tim Wakefield’s Red Sox Career

On July 18, 1995, Wakefield became just the second pitcher to shut out the Indians at Jacobs Field.
Tim Wakefield -- 1995
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On July 18, 1995, Wakefield became just the second pitcher to shut out the Indians at Jacobs Field.
Tim Wakefield took the AL by storm in 1995, finishing the season with a 16-8 record and 2.95 ERA.
Tim Wakefield -- 1995
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Tim Wakefield took the AL by storm in 1995, finishing the season with a 16-8 record and 2.95 ERA.
Boston Red Sox pitching ace Tim Wakefield unleashes a knuckleball during the first inning at Fenway Park August 29 in Boston. The Mariners defeated the Sox 6-4.
Tim Wakefield -- 1995
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Boston Red Sox pitching ace Tim Wakefield unleashes a knuckleball during the first inning at Fenway Park August 29 in Boston. The Mariners defeated the Sox 6-4.
Catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox talk to each other during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Red Sox defeated the Athletics 6-3.
Tim Wakefield -- 1998
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Catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox talk to each other during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Red Sox defeated the Athletics 6-3.
Tim Wakefield, Nomar Garciaparra and Lou Merloni of the Boston Red Sox walk onto the field during the Ted Williams tribute on July 22, 2002 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The public was invited to the park to honor Williams, who died July 5, 2002.
Tim Wakefield -- 2002
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Tim Wakefield, Nomar Garciaparra and Lou Merloni of the Boston Red Sox walk onto the field during the Ted Williams tribute on July 22, 2002 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The public was invited to the park to honor Williams, who died July 5, 2002.
Tim Wakefield shakes hands with  the crowd in celebration after the Red Sox clinched a playoff spot in the American League after defeating the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, September 25, 2003.
Tim Wakefield -- 2003
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Tim Wakefield shakes hands with the crowd in celebration after the Red Sox clinched a playoff spot in the American League after defeating the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, September 25, 2003.
Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox celebrates the victory over the Oakland A's in Game 5 of the 2003 American League Divisional Series on October 6, 2003 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Red Sox defeated the A's 4-3.
Tim Wakefield -- 2003
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Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox celebrates the victory over the Oakland A's in Game 5 of the 2003 American League Divisional Series on October 6, 2003 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Red Sox defeated the A's 4-3.
Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox celebrates during Game 4 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees October 13, 2003 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tim Wakefield -- 2003
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Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox celebrates during Game 4 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees October 13, 2003 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Doug Mirabelli served as Tim Wakefield's personal catcher for several years in Boston.
Tim Wakefield -- 2004
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Doug Mirabelli served as Tim Wakefield's personal catcher for several years in Boston.
Terry Francona shows his appreciation to Wakefield, who gave up his ALCS start in order to pitch in relief of a Game 3 blowout loss to help save the team and give them a chance to come back in the series.
Tim Wakefield -- 2004
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Terry Francona shows his appreciation to Wakefield, who gave up his ALCS start in order to pitch in relief of a Game 3 blowout loss to help save the team and give them a chance to come back in the series.
Tim Wakefield started Game 1 of the 2004 World Series. His pitch to Edgar Renteria was the first Red Sox pitch in a World Series since 1986.
Tim Wakefield -- 2004
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Tim Wakefield started Game 1 of the 2004 World Series. His pitch to Edgar Renteria was the first Red Sox pitch in a World Series since 1986.
Tim Wakefield celebrates with his Red Sox teammates after winning the World Series in St. Louis in 2004.
Tim Wakefield -- 2004
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Tim Wakefield celebrates with his Red Sox teammates after winning the World Series in St. Louis in 2004.
Tim Wakefield celebrates with the World Series trophy in St. Louis.
Tim Wakefield -- 2004
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Tim Wakefield celebrates with the World Series trophy in St. Louis.
Wakefield slides home in an interleague game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in 2005.
Tim Wakefield -- 2005
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Wakefield slides home in an interleague game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in 2005.
Manager Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Tim Wakefield after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 and the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles to allow the Red Sox to clinch the American League East Division Championship on September 28, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tim Wakefield -- 2007
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Manager Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Tim Wakefield after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 and the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles to allow the Red Sox to clinch the American League East Division Championship on September 28, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tim Wakefield pitches in a preseason game in Japan in 2008.
Tim Wakefield -- 2008
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Tim Wakefield pitches in a preseason game in Japan in 2008.
Tim Wakefield with Johnny Peksy on Opening Day 2008.
Tim Wakefield -- 2008
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Tim Wakefield with Johnny Peksy on Opening Day 2008.
Tim Wakefield stands with Josh Beckett at the 2009 All-Star Game.
Tim Wakefield -- 2009
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Tim Wakefield stands with Josh Beckett at the 2009 All-Star Game.
In 2011, Wakefield returned to where it all began -- Pittsburgh.
Tim Wakefield -- 2011
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In 2011, Wakefield returned to where it all began -- Pittsburgh.
Tim Wakefield salutes the Fenway Park crowd after he earns career win No. 200 in September 2011.
Tim Wakefield -- 2011
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Tim Wakefield salutes the Fenway Park crowd after he earns career win No. 200 in September 2011.
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