Posts Tagged ‘Tim Wakefield’

Buried under Strasburg-mania and the NBA finals (both of which I’ll get to in a minute) was a milestone night for Tim Wakefield in Cleveland. In picking up just his second win of what’s been a tough season, Wake went 7 1/3 innings to pass Roger Clemens as the Red Sox’ all-time leader in innings pitched with 2,777.

Although longevity isn’t really indicative of greatness, I do think this is a great feat. In the age of free agency, not too many players spend 16 seasons with the same franchise. It says a lot about his faith in the Red Sox and their faith in him. I love Wake for a number of reasons, with longevity being just the start of it. (more…)