For a man at 44 years of age, Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is still going strong. Since his major league debut in 1992, the knuckleball throwing righty has made his mark on the game, winning a pair of World Series rings in 2004 and 2007. But in this town it may be the ring he didn’t win that people most remember.
Lyle Overbay hit a 3-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Tim Wakefield’s homecoming with a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
The Pirates have already picked up a moral victory before the start of their 3-game series versus the Boston Red Sox.