Looking back at Tim Wakefield's first win
But what about his first victory?
Back on July 31 1992, Wake was 25 years old and three seasons removed from hitting .189 as a Minor League infielder.
Pittsburgh held a one-game lead over the Montreal Expos in the NL East. A few months later, the Pirates would lose their third straight NLCS. Sid Bream was prominently involved.
And Wakefield, well he allowed 11 baserunners and two unearned runs over a complete game against Ozzie Smith and the Cardinals, whiffing 10 en route to victory No. 1.
What's your favorite Tim Wakefield memory?