(CTN News) – The Boston Red Sox have announced that former all-star pitcher Tim Wakefield and his wife, Stacy are currently undergoing treatment for a disease the family is battling.
As part of the club’s response, the Tim Wakefield family was informed that there had been inquiries concerning their health and that some information had been shared without their consent.
“Their health is a deeply personal matter, one that they wanted to keep private as they navigate the treatment process and work to combat this disease.”.
In a statement issued by the Red Sox, they stated that “Tim and Stacy are grateful for all the support and love they have always received from the Red Sox, and respectfully request privacy at this time.”
Early on Thursday, the issue of Tim Wakefield health came up on social media after the former knuckleballer’s former teammate, Curt Schilling, mentioned the former knuckleballer’s health on his podcast, without the family’s permission, and was the subject of much discussion on social media.
Despite the fact that Boston 25 will not share the specifics of Schilling’s comments, the Tim Wakefield family has asked Boston 25 not to divulge any specifics of their health battle because they do not want to disclose any details about their health battle.
Wakefield was one of the most important members of Boston’s pitching staff for 17 seasons, helping the Red Sox win World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 as a result of his performance.
There is no doubt that the infielder-turned-knuckleballer is the franchise’s all-time leader in innings pitched (3,006) and is third among Boston pitchers in wins (186).
Although Tim Wakefield may be best known for his pitch movements, he was also constantly in motion off the field as well, regardless of the fact that his pitch movements made him a household name.
I am certain that Wakefield had a great deal of involvement in the Boston community, continuously donating his time and energy to young children, and I have no doubt that he had a lot of involvement in the community.
Over the course of his career, Tim Wakefield was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to a player who gives back through community service, on an incredible eight occasions.
There were exactly 200 wins in Tim Wakefield career when he retired in 2011.