The Red Sox and baseball world received sad news on Sunday with the death of pitcher Tim Wakefield. Wakefield's dire condition with brain cancer became public last week against the wishes of his family.

The knuckleballer played 17 seasons with the Red Sox after beginning his career with the Pirates. He compiled a 186–168 record with a 4.43 ERA during his Boston career and is currently ranked second in franchise history in games pitched (590) and strikeouts (2,046), and first in innings thrown (3,006). In 2010, he won the Roberto Clemente Award for community service.

Wakefield was part of two World Series championship teams (in 2004 and 2007) with the Red Sox, making him even more beloved among fans. 

Boston announced Wakefield's passing with a social media post on Sunday afternoon.

Many fans, media, and teammates paid tribute to Wakefield on social media upon learning of his death.