First Year on Ballot
PLAYING CAREER: Pittsburgh Pirates (1992–1993) and Boston Red Sox (1995–2011)
ACHIEVEMENTS: Career 200-180 record with a 4.41 ERA and 2156 strikeouts in 19 seasons. Two-time World Series champion (2004 and 2007). 2009 All-Star 2010 Roberto Clemente Award recipient. During his 17-year career with Boston, Wakefield finished third in wins (behind Roger Clemens and Cy Young), second in strikeouts (behind Clemens), second in game appearances by a pitcher (behind reliever Bob Stanley), first in games started as a pitcher and first in innings pitched. Inducted into Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2016.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ON TWITTER:
HOVG THOUGHTS: I love Wakefield…but dude isn’t getting into the Hall of Fame without buying a ticket.