One of these individuals, Terry Francona, earned his 1,000th managerial win this summer. . He joined an exclusive list along with 56 other managers who have performed this feat but only 41 of those managers have a winning percentage of .500 or better like Tito. Within the 1000 win club, Francona is 25th overall in winning percentage. And he is the only Sox manager since 1918 to win World Series championships.
The other is pitcher Tim Wakefield, who last night won his 200th game. He is a great teammate and competitor. Looking back on Wake’s career will be like looking back on his knuckleball. There were days when it drove us crazy, when we didn’t know what was going to happen; in the end Wake always put his head down and did his work. He deserved the 200 wins; a milestone, that is becoming more and more difficult to achieve. So congrats to Wake.