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TIM WAKEFIELD #49

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Current Average Full name: Timothy Stephen Wakefield
Born: 08/02/66
Birthplace: Melbourne,FL
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Position: P
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
College: Florida Tech
MLB Debut: 07/31/92
4.09
Career Average
4.24
  W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO
YTD 11 7 4.09 35 33 0 0 1 202.1 193 106 92 23 12 71 169

2002 Highlights:
Ranked 4th in the A.L. with a 2.81 ERA and 2nd with a .204 batting avg. against...Won his season debut 8-4 vs. KC on 4/9, retiring 12 of his first 14 batters faced...Was his first win as a starter since 8/4/01 vs. Tex...Lost 6-2 vs. NYY on 4/14...Made 23 consecutive relief apps. from 4/21 - 6/28, going 1-2, 2.39 with three saves (49 IP, 13 ER)...He was 1-0, 1.54 in May (23.1 IP, 4 ER), winning 6-4 in relief at Tor. on 5/28...He re-entered the rotation on 7/2 ranked third in the AL with 49 IP in relief...Made six relief apps. with 2 IP or more before again entering rotation on 7/23 vs. TB, a 22-4 win...Led A.L. with 64.1 IP in relief prior to his start on 7/23...Won 2-1 at Ana. on 7/31, retiring 15 of his 19 batters faced...Recorded victory No. 100, 3-1, vs. Minn. on 8/11 (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K)...Did not issue a BB in four of his first seven starts...Won four straight starts from 9/1 - 9/17 for the first time since 6/29 - 7/16/00...Allowed two runs or less in eight of his last nine starts, going 6-1, 1.66 (65 IP, 12 ER)...His last win, No. 11, came on 9/17 vs. Cle., 4-2 (8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)...Left his last start on 9/28 vs. TB with a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning with one run in and one runner on base...TB scored six more runs in the inning, plus one in the eighth for a 9-6 win...Limited lefties to a .195 batting avg. (3rd in A.L.) and righties to .214 (4th in the A.L.)...Was the only pitcher in the league to place in the top five in each category, and one of two to place in the top 10 in each category, joining P. Martinez...Went 6-1, 1.88 with two saves in 21 games (five starts) on the road...Was 9-3, 2.39 in 15 GS (98 IP, 26 ER); 2-2-3, 3.44 in 30 relief apps. (65.1 IP, 25 ER)...The Red Sox scored a total of three runs in his three losses as a starter...Has pitched six innings or more in 27 of his 32 starts since the start of the '01 season.

Career:
91-82 w/21 saves in 320 G w/Sox...Has 1,044 K as a Red Sox, 5th on the all-time list...Has 320 apps. as a Red Sox, placing him 7th on the Red Sox all-time list, one game behind LH Bill Lee and two games behind RH Ike Delock...His 91 wins as a Red Sox tie for 12th all-time (w/Tom Brewer), his 187 GS rank 12th, and his 1,455.2 IP as a Red Sox rank 15th.

Postseason:
Pitched in relief in 1999 A.L.D.S. Game 2 at Cle. (Red Sox lost 11-1, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K) and Game 4 in Fenway (Red Sox won 23-7, 0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K)...Started Game 2 of 1998 A.L.D.S. vs. Cle. at Jacobs Field & lost 9-5 (1.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)...Started Game 3 of 1995 A.L.D.S. vs. Cle. at Fenway & lost 8-2...Left w/2 on, 1 out in the 6th and the Red Sox trailing 5-1 (5.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 4 K)...Won 3-2 CG in 1st post-season start, Game 3 of 1992 N.L.C.S. vs. Atl...Won N.L.C.S. Game 6 w/13-4 CG at Atl.

Personal:
Pirates' 8th-round pick in 1988 June draft...Graduated from Eau Gallie (FL) H.S. in 1984...Attended Florida Tech and was named Team MVP in 1987 and 1988 as a 1B...Holds school record for career HR (40) and in 1987 set season records w/22 HR and 71 RBI...Was 1st player from Florida Tech to be drafted...Inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame 2/25/98...Red Sox player representative 1996-2000...Donates money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every strikeout and win.

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