The “words of wisdom” of knuckleball legend Tim Wakefield, who passed away at age 57, have been released.
Wakefield, who played 17 years for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball and helped them win two World Series titles, passed away on Nov. 2.
His wife, Stacey Wakefield, found something he wrote before he died of a brain tumor and shared it with National Hockey League (NHL) Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr. Auer posted a message on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Oct. 26 that his “friend” Wakefield left for the world.
“Never forget where you came from. Be a mentor to others.토스카지노
You didn’t get where you are on your own, and no matter what position you’ve achieved in life, you have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than yourself.
I have been involved with various charities throughout my life, and I can tell you that I have received far more than I have given.
I have also learned that it doesn’t matter how much money you make, how big your house is, or what kind of car you drive. The most important thing is whether you made a difference in someone else’s life.”
“Tim Wakefield was an amazing man,” Orr said in a post introducing the piece, “and if we all lived our lives like Tim, the world would be a better place.”
A pitcher who specialized in the knuckleball known as the “harness,” Wakefield became a fan favorite during his 19-year MLB career, playing 17 seasons in a Red Sox uniform.
He made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992 and wore a Red Sox uniform from 1995 to 2011. In 622 career games (463 starts), he compiled a record of 200 wins, 180 losses, 22 saves, a 4.41 earned run average, and 2156 strikeouts.
In 2004, he helped the Red Sox break the so-called “Curse of Bambino” and win their first World Series in 86 years. In 2007, he won his second career World Series title.