Red Sox announce tragic passing of Tim Wakefield's wife 5 months after his death

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Just five months after Tim Wakefield passed away from cancer, the same disease has taken his wife. Stacy Wakefield has passed away, the Red Sox announced on behalf of the family Wednesday.

Wakefield passed away at her home in Massachusetts surrounded by friends and family as well as nurses and caretakers. Her husband, Tim, died on Oct. 1, 2023, of brain cancer at the age of 57.

The Wakefields had two children, and after losing both their parents in five months, the family is asking for privacy as they grieve.

Stacy showed incredible strength as she memorialized her husband while she fought her own battle with cancer.

Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield's wife Stacy, passes away

She and Tim were very involved in charitable efforts and were known across baseball for their generosity. Tim was an eight-time Roberto Clemente award nominee for the Red Sox and was named the honorary chairman of the Red Sox Foundation for his contributions to the charity over the years.

He was also honored before the first spring training game at JetBlue Park this preseason and there will be multiple events honoring his memory during the regular season. The Red Sox will be wearing "49" patches on their jerseys all season in memory of the great knuckleballer.

Wakefield will be honored during the Red Sox game at Fenway Park on April 12. Some of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the Red Sox Foundation and a limited number of fans can purchase a special ticket to receive a No. 49 hat. The Red Sox Foundation is still accepting gifts in Wakefield's honor, and there should be further outpouring of support after Stacy's tragic passing.

Tim and Stacy Wakefield both embraced the city of Boston during his time with the Red Sox. Their generosity and kindness will always be remembered.

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