Widow of Tim Wakefield Passes Away Less Than 5 Months After Former Pitcher’s Death


The knuckleballer died in October.

Stacy Wakefield, widow of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim, died on Wednesday.

Tim was a professional tennis player for 19 years. He was well-known for his knuckleball. He died in October after a long fight with melanoma. Stacy also battled cancer.

Stacy Wakefield passed away today at her Massachusetts home. She was surrounded by her family, her friends, and her wonderful nurses and caregivers. This loss is hard to comprehend, especially since Tim died only five months ago. We are devastated beyond words.

Tim Wakefield wipes a tear away at Fenway Park on May 15, 2012, during a ceremony honoring the knuckleballer. Stacy, Stacy’s wife, and other family members flank him.

“We are grateful to have met her, and we take comfort in the fact that Tim will be back with her.

Thank you to Stacy’s doctors, nurses, and caregivers for all their help. We will be forever grateful for your care and support.

Stacy married Tim in 2002. Stacy had two children with Tim.

Tim was a World Series champion twice and had a 4.43 ERA over 3,006 innings in 590 appearances between 1995-2011. He made his major league debut as a Pittsburgh Pirate in 1992. He played his first two seasons with the team.

Tim Wakefield was awarded the new athletic field for Franciscan Hospital for Children. Tim Wakefield and his family, including his wife Stacy, Trevor, Brianna, and Brianna, dedicated the field.

In 2004, he was a member of the team that defeated the Colorado Rockies in the World Series.