American Sports Icon Dies at 57

Tim Wakefield was the epitome of pure goodness. He was a loyal husband, father, and teammate.

He was also a beloved broadcaster and the ultimate community leader. Our hearts are shattered by the news of his passing. H

 He contributed a great deal to the sport as a whole as well as to the Red Sox Nation. 

Not only did he capture us with his play on the field, but he was also the uncommon athlete whose impact went beyond the record books 

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into the countless lives he touched with his warmth and genuine nature. Our heartfelt love and thoughts are with Stacy, Trevor, Brianna, and the rest of the Wakefield family. 

He had a wonderful ability to bring others up, inspire others, and connect with others in such a way that showed us the real meaning of the word "great.

His passing has left a profound void in all of our hearts since he personified all that is great about being a member of the Boston Red Sox, and we will miss him terribly.

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