Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is battling brain cancer, according to former teammate Curt Schilling, who is now being criticized for revealing the diagnosis.
“Tim was recently diagnosed with a very serious, very aggressive form of brain cancer,” Schilling said on his podcast The Curt Schilling Baseball Show.
The 57-year-old Wakefield is a celebrated member of the 2004 Red Sox, who came back from a 3-0 deficit against the rival New York Yankees to win the American League Championship Series and ultimately the team’s first World Series since 1918 . played a key role in the postseason by volunteering as a relief pitcher during a blowout loss to the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS, saving the other pitchers’ arms for the historic comeback.
Since his retirement, Wakefield has been active in charities, including the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, as well as in broadcasting and a number of endorsements.
While many shared their sadness on social media following Schilling’s revelation, former American football star Taylor Twellman criticized the controversial retiree on social media: ‘This is NOT your place (Schilling). It wasn’t your news to share. B.S.’
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is battling brain cancer, according to former teammate Curt Schilling, who is now facing criticism for revealing the news
“Tim was recently diagnosed with a very serious form of brain cancer,” Schilling said