Red Sox to Honor Tim Wakefield with ‘Thanks, Wake Day’ on May 15


Red Sox to Honor Tim Wakefield with 'Thanks, Wake Day' on May 15Less than three months after retiring, the Red Sox already miss Tim Wakefield.

The team announced Friday they will celebrate the career of the former Red Sox knuckleballer prior to the May 15 game against the Mariners at Fenway Park. The first pitch is set for 4:05 p.m., and ceremonies will begin at 3:30.

Wakefield, who spent 17 of his 19 MLB seasons with Boston, ranks second in victories in Red Sox history with 186. Only Roger Clemens and Cy Young, who are tied with 192, have more.

Wakefield was also part of both the 2004 and 2007 World Series championship teams, and won the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award for his charitable works in both New England in his hometown of Melbourne, Fla.

No word has been announced if Doug Mirabelli will recieve a special police escort to attend the celebration.

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