News sources AFP and Yahoo Sports. Fort Myers Florida. Boston Red Sox pitcher45, announced his retirement from playing Major League Baseball Friday.
Wakefield played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1992-1993) and the Boston Red Sox (1994-2011). Wakefield is one of the few knuckleball pitchers in Major League Baseball history.
Tim's final record in 19 seasons in the Major Leagues is 200 wins and 180 losses with a 4.41 earned run average.
Wakefield is a member of the 2004 and 2007 World Series Boston Red Sox teams.
In recent years Wakefield has been both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher. The Boston Red Sox did not have any specific plans for Wakefield in the 2012 baseball campaign.
Now the debate will be will Tim Wakefield be elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame when his name is on the ballot when he is eligible to be selected into the the Hall Of Fame.