Laughs, tears shared remembering MLB legend Tim Wakefield and wife at Celebrity Golf Tournament

Mark Killen, Kevin Millar, Cody Bass on the American Century Champion golf event opening day, July 10.
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STATELINE, Nev. – It was simply final yr when former MLB pitcher Tim Wakefield and his spouse Stacy have been dancing collectively, Boston Crimson Sox teammate, Kevin Millar, remembers. He shared that and lots of different recollections in the course of the opening day of the American Century Championship golf event on the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Tim had needed to make a video as a result of Stacy had been identified with pancreatic most cancers. On the time, he didn’t know it could be a video he’d be remembered by too.

Millar mentioned only a few months later, Tim was identified with mind most cancers. Tim handed away October 1, 2023 and his spouse, mid-February.

“Two of the best individuals you’ve ever met,” Millar shared.

Millar mentioned whereas most pitchers don’t frequent the bench, he remembers Tim at all times on the bench giving the staff excessive fives. “Timmy cared about individuals, cared about his teammates.”

Millar, in addition to NBC Sports activities’ Gary Quinn, and American Century Funding’s Mark Killen shared tears and laughs as they exchanged recollections of the couple at a press convention saying NBC’s initiative to acknowledge the Wakefields’ legacy of philanthropy.

Honoring their love for Lake Tahoe, NBC is offering $10,000 to the South Lake Tahoe Leisure and Aquatic Heart yearly.

NBC has dedicated to contributing $10,000 to the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Aquatic heart yearly in honor of Tim and Stacy Wakefield.
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“With Tim and Stacy, it was at all times ‘what can we do for you?’” Quinn mentioned, “That’s the sort of individuals they have been.”

The preliminary donation will go in direction of two pitching machines for the brand new heart when it opens in 2026.

“Tim and Stacy can smile down,” Quinn mentioned, “realizing that it’s going to be the middle piece of the neighborhood.”

Mayor Cody Bass expressed gratitude on behalf of the South Lake neighborhood. “It’s actually the well being of all of us locally.”

South Tahoe Director of Parks and Recreation John Stark mentioned the pitching machines in Tim’s honor match proper in with the neighborhood. A current neighborhood survey town performed discovered an indoor batting cage was on the prime of many resident’s listing.

Tim was thought-about a pal of the event and performed quite a few instances. His final spherical was in 2023 the place he got here in twenty fourth.

Spectators will see odes to the Wakefields all through the event with gamers sporting hats with Tim’s quantity, 49. The quantity will lie stenciled on the green and flying on the inexperienced flag at gap 18.

Gary Quinn, Mark Killen, Kevin Millar, Cody Bass and John Stark holding a verify for $10,000 to the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Aquatic Heart, July 10.
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