Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield died Sunday morning at age 57, the team announced in a news release. Here’s his cause of death.

Tim Wakefield : Death | Cause of death | Net worth

Wakefield was born in Melbourne, Florida, on August 2, 1966. He attended Eau Gallie High School and then attended Florida Institute of Technology, where he played college baseball for the Florida Tech Panthers.

Tim Wakefield : Death | Cause of death | Net worth

At Florida Tech, he was named the Panthers’ team most valuable player as a first baseman in his sophomore and junior years.

He set a single-season Panthers record with 22 home runs, as well as the career home run record at 40. In 2006, his uniform number, No. 3, was retired by the college.

Wakefield won his 200th career game on September 13, 2011, and he ranks third in career wins in Red Sox franchise history (186), behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens.

He is second in all-time wins at Fenway Park with 97, behind Clemens’s 100, and is the all-time leader in innings pitched by a Red Sox pitcher, with 3,006, having surpassed Clemens’s total of 2,777 on June 8, 2010.

Wakefield was an All-Star in 2009 and he won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010.

Tim Wakefield Death 

Tim Wakefield, the knuckleball pitcher who helped the Boston Red Sox win their curse-busting World Series title in 2004 has died at the age of 57.

The Red Sox announced his death in a statement on Sunday. Wakefield had brain cancer, according to ex-teammate Curt Schilling, who outed the illness on a podcast last week – drawing an outpouring of support for Wakefield. The Red Sox confirmed an illness at the time but did not elaborate, saying Wakefield had requested privacy.

The following October, with the Red Sox season again at risk against the Yankees in the ALCS, Wakefield got nine outs in extra innings of Game 5, setting up David Ortiz to win it in the 14th. The Red Sox went on to complete their comeback from a three-games-to-none deficit and then sweep St Louis in the World Series to claim their first championship in 86 years.

“He was a great competitor when he took that mound,” former teammate Kevin Youkilis said on the broadcast of Sunday’s Red Sox game. “He was just a great teammate and just a great friend. Had the luxury of playing with him on the field, in the booth, and just glad that I had the opportunity over the years to be alongside of him.”

The Red Sox, and Wakefield, won it all again in 2007.

“There were some years there where I didn’t know if I was going to come back or not,” Wakefield said at his 2012 retirement news conference. “But I’m very grateful that I’ve been able to put this uniform on for such a long time, and win two World Series for this great city.”

Tim Wakefield Cause of death 

Tim Wakefield, who used his darting knuckleball to become the third winningest pitcher in Red Sox history, died from brain cancer at the age of 57 on Sunday, the Red Sox announced.

Tim Wakefield : Death | Cause of death | Net worth

The Boston Red Sox say announcer and former knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is undergoing treatment for a disease they did not specify and asked for fans to respect his privacy after his illness was outed without his consent by ex-teammate Curt Schilling.

The team issued a statement on Thursday after Schilling said on a podcast that Wakefield had brain cancer, leading to an outpouring of support for Wakefield — and criticism of Schilling.

“Unfortunately, this information has been shared publicly without their permission,” the team said. “Their health is a deeply personal matter they intended to keep private as they navigate treatment and work to tackle this disease. Tim and Stacy are appreciative of the support and love that has always been extended to them and respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Wakefield, one of the most unique pitchers of his generation and a key part of the most successful era in the history of the Boston Red Sox,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Tim’s knuckleball allowed him to excel as a rookie with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992. In 1995, he began a 17-year tenure in Boston, where he made a mark that will be remembered forever.

Tim was more than just a versatile and reliable All-Star pitcher, a highly respected teammate, and a two-time World Series Champion. In 2010, Tim was named the Roberto Clemente Award winner for the dedicated work he and his family did serving the communities of New England.

Net worth 

​Tim Wakefield had a net worth of $25 million at the time of his death.

Tim Wakefield : Death | Cause of death | Net worth


Tim Wakefield

Net Worth( 2023)

$25Million Dollars


American Baseball Pitcher

Date of Birth

2 August 1966


57 years old


188 cm (6 Feet 2 Inches)


(209 lbs) 95 kg


Melbourne, Florida, United States

Wakefield’s contributions to the Red Sox were pivotal in helping the team secure World Series victories in both 2004 and 2007, marking significant milestones in the franchise’s history.

One of his signature weapons on the mound was the knuckleball, an elusive and unpredictable pitch that baffled opposing batters.

His exceptional skills with the knuckleball earned him recognition, as he finished third in voting for the 1995 American League Cy Young Award.

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