It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that Tim Wakefield has sadly lost his battle to brain cancer.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tim Wakefield, a Boston Red Sox legend and two-time World Series champion. Tim, 57, succumbed to complications from cerebral cancer earlier this month. The entire baseball community and MLB are grieving the loss of one of the game’s most exceptional knuckleballers.
Fans, former teammates, rivals, executives, media, and family have bestowed their admiration and reverence upon him, commemorating his life and achievements. Known for his benevolent nature and charitable endeavors, he frequently contributed to noble causes and actively participated in community affairs.
This illustrious individual received nominations for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award a remarkable eight times during his career, ultimately securing the esteemed accolade in 2010.
Tim Wakefield’s final message to the world.
Stacy Stover, the widow of Wakefield, bravely remained by his side until his last moments. She recently took to social media to share a heartfelt message, written by the pitcher himself shortly before his passing on October 1st.
The text says.
Never should you forget the place from which you originated, always keep it in your memory. Become a guiding figure for others. The path to your current position was not traveled alone, and regardless of your achievements, it is vital to accept the duty of assisting others who are less privileged than you.
Throughout my career, I have actively engaged with various charities. From my experience, I can confidently assert that I have gained an abundance of valuable returns, far surpassing what I have contributed. I have come to realize that one’s wealth, the size of their house, or the type of car they own do not hold significance.
The most important thing to consider is whether or not you have made a positive impact on someone else’s life.