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Well done, Tim Wakefield

Pitcher’s place in Red Sox history is secure

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You pitch until you’re 45 years old, for 19 years in the Major Leagues. Take a bow. You did good, Tim Wakefield.

The decision to retire from the game has to be painful. You can probably throw that knuckleball for a long time, but after a while Mother Nature takes a hold of you and trying to keep in shape and going through spring training and then a full season, takes it toll.

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