Posted June 3, 2013 05:08 pm - Updated June 3, 2013 05:10 pm

GreenJackets induct Wakefield into hall

The Augusta GreenJackets experienced their first GreenJackets Hall of Fame night by inducting Tim Wakefield into the hall on Saturday.


Wakefield played 11 games as an infielder for the Augusta Pirates in 1989, hitting only .235. It was just one year later that he was working his way through the minors as a knuckleball pitcher.


Wakefield eventually played 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, and 19 overall, earning a 4.41 ERA with 200 wins. He was an All-Star in 2009 and finished third in Cy Young voting in 1995.


As part of the induction, the GreenJackets unveiled a plaque honoring Wakefield, which is one of the first things you see when entering the main gate to Lake Olmstead Stadium. They also gave away bronze statuettes.