Tim Wakefield is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher who has played in the major leagues since 1992 and for the Red Sox since 1995. He is currently the longest serving member of the Red Sox team. He has won two world series (2004 and 2007) and holds the record for the most games started by a Red Sox pitcher. He currently ranks third in all time wins in a Red Sox uniform, behind Roger Clemens and Cy Young (tied at 192). Noted for his charitable actions off the field, he has been nominated 7 times for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Tony Massarotti is a nationally recognized sports columnist who began his career at the Boston Herald in 1989 and who has covered Wakefield’s entire career with the Red Sox. Currently, he is a radio talk show host for Boston’s The Sports Hub (98.5 FM) and a regular online columnist for the Boston Globe online. He has authored three books, including the New York Times bestseller, Big Papi (with David Ortiz).