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Latest Tim Wakefield Items
R.A. Dickey's face lit up when he saw Phil Niekro and Tim Wakefield, and the New York Mets' ace greeted both with a big hug in front of the dugout.
Tim Wakefield has never been afraid to face a hitter with his knuckleball, kind of like he's never been afraid to face the truth.
Never mind Cooperstown. The Smithsonian should make room for Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield — for his fingernail clippings, maybe. "Never" is a dangerous word to use in sports, but in this case it might apply: We may never see another like him. We may be looking at the last woolly mammoth, the last saber-toothed tiger.
In a May 1 story about the Mariners-Red Sox game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that at 44, Boston's Tim Wakefield was the oldest pitcher to start a major league game since Roger Clemens.
The Boston Red Sox plan to start Tim Wakefield instead of an ailing Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the New York Yankees.