Its over for Peyton in Indy, the wait has ceased and the Luck era has officially started. If Peyton keeps being Peyton, which ever team picks him up will make huge strides next year if he is healthy. Best of luck to one of the best quarterbacks of our generation I can’t wait to watch him play next fall.
Known for his mixture of slow pitches of fastballs, knuckleballs, and curveballs Wakefield left his mark on the Boston Red Sox franchise. Tim’s unique style worked to throw off hitters, and his knuckle ball proved devastating when ill prepared for. Historically, Wakefield trails Roger Clemens by 6 wins, is second on the Red Sox all time strike out list with an impressive 2,046 K’s, and made 403 trips to the hill. His pitches rarely topped over 70 mph, becoming famous over the years when hitters were thrown off time and time again.
Wakefield accomplished records in his own way and is fully deserving of commemoration. He perfected what worked for him, and that is whats most important. Often hitters chased his pitches out of the zone, which led to a lot of balls hit into play. His 19- year career in the Major Leagues proves, that knowing how to pitch is more valuable than a dominant fastball. With 200 hundred career victories, although not a first ball Hall Of Famer Tim left a mark on baseball forever with his unique style of pitching. This famous knuckleballer will be remembered for years to come. Congrats Tim!
Position: Starting Pitcher
College: Florida Tech
1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year
2010 Roberto Clemente Award
2x World Series champion (2004, 2007)
18 years in the MLB
Career Stats: 4.41 200-180 2156