Tim Wakefield, a former Boston Red Sox pitcher, has passed away at 57 years old.

His battle with brain cancer became public knowledge when former teammate Curt Schilling revealed it on a podcast.

Wakefield's baseball career showcased his versatility, as he transitioned from a first baseman to a pitcher, excelling in the knuckleball pitch.

Over his career, he secured 200 Major League wins, with 186 of them attributed to his time with the Red Sox, solidifying his legacy with the team.

Beyond his on-field performance, Wakefield was renowned for his outstanding sportsmanship and active involvement in community service.

He was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010 for his dedication to both the sport and charitable endeavors. He was nominated for this award an impressive eight times.

In the early 2000s, Wakefield played a pivotal role in the storied Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, experiencing both triumphs and heartbreaks.

Wakefield retired at the age of 45, earning recognition as the oldest player in baseball. He was later inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2016.