How much is Tim Wakefield worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Pitcher|
|Date of Birth:||August 2, 1966|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Tim Wakefield
- Born: Aug. 2, 1966
- Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 210
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Family: Wife, Stacey. Son, Trevor; Daughter, Brianna
- Primary position: Starting pitcher
Before The Bigs:
- Came up as a hitter, and hit a school-record 40 home runs in two seasons at Florida Tech as a first baseman.
- Drafted as a first baseman in 1988 by the Pirates, but lasted just one season as a full-time position player, hittng .189 with 3 homers for Single-A Watertown.
- Developed his knuckleball in the minors beginning in 1989 with Single-A Salem (10-14, 4.74 ERA), and became a full-time pitcher by 1990, going 15-8 with a 1.90 ERA in Double-A Carolina in 1991.
- Went 10-3 with a 3.06 ERA at Buffalo in 1992 and was called up to the Pirates.
- Sent back down for a full season in 1994, going 5-15, and was released by Pittsburgh.
- His unique knuckleball the Pirates a jolt down the stretch in 1992. He threw a complete game in his debut game against St. Louis, striking out 10.
- Went 2-0 in two starts in the 1992 National League Championship Series against Atlanta, with two complete games, both against future 300-game winner Tom Glavine. But the Braves won the series in seven games.
- Went 8-1 with a 2.15 ERA and was named the Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1992. Was third in NL Rookie of the Year voting behind Eric Karros and Moises Alou.
- Struggled to 6-11 with a 5.61 ERA in 1993, and was sent back to Triple-A Buffalo, where he struggled in 1994. He was released by the Pirates before the 1995 season.
- Signed by the Boston Red Sox in May 1995, and refined his knuckler with former knuckleball aces Phil Niekro and Joe Niekro. Was called up to the Red Sox and went 14-1 through 17 games, and finished with a 16-8 record and 2.95 ERA. Was named AL Comeback Player of the Year and finished third in AL Cy Young voting. Lost to Cleveland in his lone playoff start.
- A stalwart in Boston’s rotation for much of the next 17 seasons, bouncing to the bullpen on occasion. He led the league in losses in 1997 (12-15) and bounced back to go 17-8 in 1998.
- Was Boston’s closer in part of 1999, getting 15 saves.
- Won his 100th game in 2002, when he bounced from the rotation to the bullpen, going 11-5 with a 2.81 ERA, his lowest since his rookie season.
- Went 2-1 in the 2003 ALCS, a seven-game loss to the Yankees. He won starts in Games 1 and 4, but lost in Game 7 in relief, giving up one of the most famous home runs ever to the Yankees’ Aaron Boone in the 11th inning.
- Pitched in relief in the Red Sox’ famous comeback from three games down in the ALCS, pitching in three games of the series and winning Game 5 in relief, a 14-inning Red Sox win at Yankee Stadium.
- Started in Game 1 of the World Series and had no decision, but the Red Sox swept the series.
- Won 17 games in 2007, but had an injured shoulder and missed the World Series, which the Red Sox won.
- Made his lone All-Star team in 2009, when he was 10-3 through June. Missed six weeks with a back injury and finished 11-5 with a 4.58 ERA.
- Won the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award for his charitable work in 2010.
- Won his 200th career game at age 45 on Sept. 13, 2011 against the Blue Jays.
- Has thrown more innings than any pitcher in Boston Red Sox history.
- As of Sept. 2011, only Roger Clemens and Cy Young had more wins for the Red Sox.
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