Geez, just as Spring Training is kicking-in, Wake is hanging up the mitt.
Tim Wakefield is retiring after 19 years in the Big Leagues.
Wake pitched his first 2 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the last 17 seasons with the Boston Red Sox.
His career record is 200-180 with a 4.41 ERA. His Red Sox stats are 186-168 with a 4.43 ERA. Only Roger Clemens and Cy Young had more wins (192) with Boston.
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