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Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield diagnosed with brain cancer, confirmed by Curt Schilling. 

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Diagnosis revealed on Schilling's podcast, describing it as a "very aggressive" form of brain cancer. 

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Wakefield, aged 57, had a successful career with the Red Sox from 1995 to 2011. 

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He played a key role in the team's World Series victories in 2004 and 2007. 

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Known for his knuckleball pitch, he ranked third in Cy Young Award voting in 1995. 

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Wakefield initially drafted as a first baseman by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1988. 

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Transitioned to pitching in 1990, making his MLB debut with the Pirates in 1992. 

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Released by the Pirates before the 1995 season, leading to his Red Sox tenure. 

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Over his 19-season MLB career, Wakefield achieved 200 wins, with 186 for the Red Sox. 

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His memorable performance in the 2004 ALCS Game 3 remains noteworthy, despite the team's loss to the Yankees. 

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