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Yahoo Sports
10 Degrees: Underappreciated Mike Trout is as good as everhe owns the sixth-best ERA in the AL. Only Chris Sale is averaging more innings
10 Degrees: Underappreciated Mike Trout is as good as ever
Yahoo Sports / Posted 12 hours ago
he owns the sixth-best ERA in the AL. Only Chris Sale is averaging more innings per start than Wright in the league. Tim Wakefield didn’t start to harness his knuckleball until he was 28. R.A. Dickey gained control at 35. Wright is not too... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Steven Wright Used Tip From Tim Wakefield To Escape Jam In Red Sox WinBut pitching coach Carl Willis came out to give him a tip — something Wright le
Steven Wright Used Tip From Tim Wakefield To Escape Jam In Red Sox Win
New England Sports Network / Posted yesterday
But pitching coach Carl Willis came out to give him a tip — something Wright learned from former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield last year. Wright proceeded to induce a ground out to the next batter to escape the jam. The rest, as they... Read more
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Boston Globe
For an entire generation of Red Sox fans, 1986 is now little more than a footnotethen… For an entire generation, postseason heartache was really limited to wat
For an entire generation of Red Sox fans, 1986 is now little more than a footnote
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
then… For an entire generation, postseason heartache was really limited to watching Aaron Boone launch one off of Tim Wakefield in the 2003 ALCS, a defining moment that lasted all of 365 days in the inner torture chamber. For the rest of... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Blake Swihart Looks Comfortable In MLB Outfield Debutto some special guests before Friday’s game, honoring the team’s 2016 Hall of F
Blake Swihart Looks Comfortable In MLB Outfield Debut
New England Sports Network / Posted 11 days ago
to some special guests before Friday’s game, honoring the team’s 2016 Hall of Fame class — which included Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, Larry Lucchino and the late Ira Flagstead — with a pre-game ceremony. Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA... Read more
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Boston Herald
Xander Bogaerts streaking to much recognition“Terrific mix of pitches, he threw strikes and was very efficient. Just a terri
Xander Bogaerts streaking to much recognition
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
“Terrific mix of pitches, he threw strikes and was very efficient. Just a terrific performance today.” Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and the late Ira Flagstead were honored as the 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees at The Sheraton Hotel in... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, David Ortiz Among Red Sox Hall Of Fame InducteesThe Boston Red Sox welcomed four new members to the team Hall of Fame on Thursd
Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, David Ortiz Among Red Sox Hall Of Fame Inductees
New England Sports Network / Posted 12 days ago
The Boston Red Sox welcomed four new members to the team Hall of Fame on Thursday night. World Series champions Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek, former player Ira Flagstead and team President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino all got the call to the Hall... Read more
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The Providence Journal
2004 still a central part of legacy for Larry Lucchino, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield Posted May. 19, 2016 at 6:54 PM Posted May. 19, 2016 at 6:54 PM BOSTON — La
2004 still a central part of legacy for Larry Lucchino, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield
The Providence Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Posted May. 19, 2016 at 6:54 PM Posted May. 19, 2016 at 6:54 PM BOSTON — Larry Lucchino was having lunch with Pedro Martinez on Wednesday when the Hall of Fame... Read more
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ESPN
First-quarter awards for 2016: Best teams and more50 years, only two knuckleballers have finished in the top five in the American
First-quarter awards for 2016: Best teams and more
ESPN / Posted 12 days ago
50 years, only two knuckleballers have finished in the top five in the American League in ERA -- Charlie Hough in 1983 and Tim Wakefield in 1995. Who knew two months ago that Boston's Steven Wright Wright (currently sixth, at 2.52) would threaten... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Red Sox: Steven Wright works on mixing it upThat’s my goal — that every time I throw it, it looks like a knuckleball, even
Red Sox: Steven Wright works on mixing it up
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
That’s my goal — that every time I throw it, it looks like a knuckleball, even if it’s a curveball or a fastball.”When Tim Wakefield pitched for the Red Sox, at least in the later stages of his career, he threw a low-70s fastball and a low-60s... Read more
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The News & Observer
Looking to the knuckleball to revive a careerthe knuckleball, in part because most coaches have no idea how to teach it. Li
Looking to the knuckleball to revive a career
The News & Observer / Posted 14 days ago
the knuckleball, in part because most coaches have no idea how to teach it. Litsch never threw it but has studied video of Tim Wakefield and others, searching for cues to help Johnson’s mechanics. There is no question he can make the pitch dance;... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Steven Wright is more than just a knuckleballer-- that every time I throw it, it looks like a knuckleball, even if it’s a curv
Steven Wright is more than just a knuckleballer
The Providence Journal / Posted 14 days ago
-- that every time I throw it, it looks like a knuckleball, even if it’s a curveball or a fastball.” Page 2 of 2 - When Tim Wakefield pitched for the Red Sox, at least in the later stages of his career, he threw a low-70s fastball and a low-60s... Read more
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Boston Herald
Starting pitching depth will haunt Red Soxwho now admits he should’ve had Tommy John surgery that year, had more earned r
Starting pitching depth will haunt Red Sox
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
who now admits he should’ve had Tommy John surgery that year, had more earned runs (24) than innings pitched (231⁄3). Tim Wakefield was making the last few starts of his career and they weren’t his best. They simply can’t let that happen... Read more
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ESPN
Steven Wright a must-own pitcher in fantasytool's history, nine seasons (2009-16), only three pitchers have thrown as many
Steven Wright a must-own pitcher in fantasy
ESPN / Posted 17 days ago
tool's history, nine seasons (2009-16), only three pitchers have thrown as many as 1,000 knuckleballs: Wright, Dickey and Tim Wakefield, who is retired. Dickey's average knuckleball speed during that time span is 76.0 mph, while Wakefield's was... Read more
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Boston Globe
How Steven Wright came to have Boston all aflutterto an anemic .172 batting average. He also owns a 38-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio
How Steven Wright came to have Boston all aflutter
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
to an anemic .172 batting average. He also owns a 38-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio, which is even better than that of Tim Wakefield, Boston’s retired Svengali of dipsy doodle. “No matter what, he’s always the same guy,’’ noted Sox manager... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Wright Taking Reins as MLB's New Knuckleball Kingthe knuckleball to a 25-year career. Pitching for the Red Sox has given Wright
Wright Taking Reins as MLB's New Knuckleball King
Bleacher Report / Posted 19 days ago
the knuckleball to a 25-year career. Pitching for the Red Sox has given Wright a chance to work with fellow knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. So did Wright, who also has the benefit of talking regularly to ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Tim... Read more
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Boston Red Sox
Red Sox to commemorate 30th anniversary of pennant-winning 1986 team on Wednesday, May 25, at Fenway Parkof the newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a gala event on May 19 cel
Red Sox to commemorate 30th anniversary of pennant-winning 1986 team on Wednesday, May 25, at Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox / Posted 20 days ago
of the newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a gala event on May 19 celebrating the careers of Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, the late Ira Flagstead, and Red Sox President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino. The inductees will also be honored... Read more
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Boston Globe
Red Sox player power rankings: David Ortiz, Steven Wright lead the wayseason, and was one pitch away from a “Maddux” last night – a complete game shu
Red Sox player power rankings: David Ortiz, Steven Wright lead the way
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
season, and was one pitch away from a “Maddux” last night – a complete game shutout in fewer than 100 pitches. We’ve seen Tim Wakefield have stretches like this and then fade. We know what can happen to the knuckleball when it gets warmer, but... Read more
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Boston Herald
Steven Wright has the feel of Tim Wakefield in 1995the Red Sox 21 years ago, you might be wondering if knuckleballer Steven Wright
Steven Wright has the feel of Tim Wakefield in 1995
Boston Herald / Posted 22 days ago
the Red Sox 21 years ago, you might be wondering if knuckleballer Steven Wright can continue to do what knuckleballer Tim Wakefield did in 1995. “Wow, that’s a good question,” Wakefield said by phone Monday from his Florida home. “I was... Read more
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Boston Globe
Dustin Pedroia pitches in, but is it enough to get David Price right?that comes from an unfamiliar struggle. His exasperation is obvious, but he’s s
Dustin Pedroia pitches in, but is it enough to get David Price right?
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
that comes from an unfamiliar struggle. His exasperation is obvious, but he’s said all the right things. There are no Tim Wakefield-style “I made good pitches they just hit ‘em” justifications here. He hasn’t offered lame excuses like Buchholz... Read more
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Boston Globe
How good can Steven Wright be until his knuckleball bubble bursts?on the sort of run we tend to see only every handful of years. We’ve seen this
How good can Steven Wright be until his knuckleball bubble bursts?
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
on the sort of run we tend to see only every handful of years. We’ve seen this sort of thing in Boston, of course, when Tim Wakefield burst on the scene with the Red Sox in 1995, going 14-1 with a 1.65 ERA over his first 17 starts. Wakefield’s... Read more
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Boston Globe
Steven Wright’s current roll bodes well for the seasonof some of the great knuckleball revelations of recent decades. His ERA after s
Steven Wright’s current roll bodes well for the season
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
of some of the great knuckleball revelations of recent decades. His ERA after six starts is almost identical to the one Tim Wakefield posted (1.59) through his first six starts with the Red Sox in 1995, en route to a 16-8 season and 2.95... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Rangers Snubbed For All Star Appearences74 strikeouts, and two complete games. He is the ace of the Rangers staff and h
Rangers Snubbed For All Star Appearences
Bleacher Report / Posted 29 days ago
74 strikeouts, and two complete games. He is the ace of the Rangers staff and has better numbers than Josh Beckett, Tim Wakefield, and Mark Buehrle, all of which made the team. Francisco has been hurt of late. He came back a little shaky,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts State Police wouldn't pull that 2006 Doug Mirabelli trick againThe year was 2006, and the Red Sox had a problem: Josh Bard could not catch Tim
Massachusetts State Police wouldn't pull that 2006 Doug Mirabelli trick again
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
The year was 2006, and the Red Sox had a problem: Josh Bard could not catch Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball. So with a Wakefield start against the New York Yankees looming, the Red Sox struck a hasty April trade. They’d send Bard to the San Diego Padres... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Theo Epstein Helps Retell Story Of Doug Mirabelli Trade For Its Anniversaryahead of its 10-year anniversary, which comes on Sunday. In it, Mirabelli, knuc
Theo Epstein Helps Retell Story Of Doug Mirabelli Trade For Its Anniversary
New England Sports Network / Posted a month ago
ahead of its 10-year anniversary, which comes on Sunday. In it, Mirabelli, knuckleball pitcher and Mirabelli’s batterymate Tim Wakefield, then-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, then-Padres general manager Kevin Towers, catcher Josh Bard (who... Read more
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Boston Herald
Red Sox should stick with Steven Wright in rotationspan. And last year he had a 3.96 ERA in his nine starts, with batters hitting
Red Sox should stick with Steven Wright in rotation
Boston Herald / Posted 1 months ago
span. And last year he had a 3.96 ERA in his nine starts, with batters hitting .228 against him. Wright’s not a fluke. As Tim Wakefield could remind us all, there is a great deal to be said for sticking with a knuckleballer who has mastered his... Read more
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Boston Globe
NFL, Roger Goodell won’t open settlement talks with Tom Brady“It’s the mastery or endless pursuit to execute that pitch. … And then I think
NFL, Roger Goodell won’t open settlement talks with Tom Brady
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
“It’s the mastery or endless pursuit to execute that pitch. … And then I think you need an organization that embraces it. Tim Wakefield certainly has paved the way for Steven Wright to continue to provide opportunities. … It’s a unique pitch, we... Read more

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