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Tim Wakefield announces retirement

FORT MYERS Fla. - There was a temptation to be stubborn, to show up at spring training and prove to the Red Sox once again that he wasn’t finished with baseball, that his knuckleball was good for one more season.

But Tim Wakefield, the most unconventional of pitchers, decided to follow a straight path instead. This decision he would make himself.

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