EXCLUSIVE TIM WAKEFIELD VIDEO INTERVIEW

By  //  June 17, 2012

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME

ABOVE VIDEO: TIM WAKEFIELD TALKS ABOUT THE  SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INAUGURAL CLASS

Inductees Travel From All Over America For Installation

Next Induction Set for May 9, 2014

(SpaceCoastDaily.com images)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Legendary knuckleballer Tim Wakefield stood before a sold-out crowd of friends, fans and admirers at the inaugural Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame induction Friday night and searched for words to describe his feelings at the moment.

Tim Wakefield gives credit for his success to his coaches and family.

Wakefield, usually a cool customer on and off the playing field, fought back tears welling up in his eyes while thanking the coaches he played for along the way in his long baseball career and for the unwavering support of his family.

“I wouldn’t be here today if not for my high school coach, Ken Campbell, or my college coach Les Hall,” Wakefield said.

“I also would like to thank my wife, Stacy, for allowing me to pursue my dream.”

Inducted in the professional athlete category, Wakefield played high school baseball at Eau Gallie High School and Florida Tech before rising to the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox.

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Wakefield said, “There’s something special about being recognized by those in your hometown.”

He won 200 games in the major leagues and despite playing in key playoff matchups, the All-Star Game and in the World Series before millions of fans, he said being inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame is the top honor he’s ever been given.

“There’s something special about being recognized by those in your hometown,” Wakefield said.

“Melbourne is my home and always will be and this is something I will remember forever. Of all of the awards I have been given, this one means the most to me.”

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW FOR CLASS OF 2013

The selection committee is now accepting nomination for the 2013 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

The organizing and selection committee consists of Maverick Multimedia President & CEO Tom Palermo, Vice President Giles Malone, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo, Managing Editor Ed Pierce, Sports Editor Peter Kerasotis, Health First Founder and 40-year Brevard resident Larry Garrison and Space Coast Sports Promotions President Rusty Buchanan.

TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS CALL 321-615-8111 or E-MAIL MaverickMultimedia@gmail.com

SpaceCoastDaily.com will highlight and feature all nominees – make sure to log on often to keep up with all the current nominations. 


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