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Wakefield Named to All-Star Team

Tim Wakefield

Six members of the first place Red Sox were named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday. Among them is 42-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who will be making his first All-Star team. He was personally selected by manager Joe Maddon, and why not? Despite an average 4.30 ERA, Wakefield sports a 10-3 record (he had just 10 wins all last season).

Here’s the full list of Sox players on the All-Star Squad:

Starting Voted on by Players Named by Manager
OF – Jason Bay SP – Josh Beckett 1B – Kevin Youkilis
2B – Dustin Pedroia RP – Jonathan Papelbon SP – Tim Wakefield

Congrats Tim!

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3 comments for “Wakefield Named to All-Star Team”

  1. [...] has put up some solid numbers this season thus far and was finally named to his first All-Star squad on Sunday. He is currently in a five way tie for first in the majors with 10 wins. In his last outing against [...]

    Posted by Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week | Sports of Boston | July 5, 2009, 4:04 pm
  2. Booooooooooooooooo!!! Sympathy Vote. Boooooooooo!!!

    Posted by Pete | July 6, 2009, 2:00 pm
  3. [...] Wakefield. The man is 42 years old and was selected to his first All-Star game. Did he get to play? No of course not. Typically I don’t mind seeing Red Sox pitchers on the [...]

    Posted by Sox Use All-Star Break to Bring Back Original Infield | Sports of Boston | July 19, 2009, 12:33 pm

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