Thursday, June 6, 2024

Living Set: Tim Wakefield

For this Living Set card, I reached back to one that has been out for awhile.  This Tim Wakefield card came out in 2022.  I decided to get it one day when I was thinking about his unfortunate passing.  Wakefield was truly one of my favorite pitchers I have ever seen.  By all accounts he was an incredible human being.  Wakefield was also the winning pitcher in the first Red Sox win I ever saw (my second Red Sox game).  That day he pitched 8.2 innings, giving up just two hits and one run while walking one and striking out five.  Wakefield was a big part of my fandom and his death hit me particularly hard.  I know he will never be enshrined in Cooperstown, but he is in my own personal Hall of Fame.

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