Once upon a time you dressed so fine. You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
Great note from the Elias Sports Bureau via the Red Sox:
At 43 years and 250 days old, Tim Wakefield will become the oldest Red Sox pitcher to start a game when he takes the hill against the Royals Friday night. He would pass David Wells, who was 43 years, 98 days old in his last start for the club in 2006.
The only Boston hurler to appear in a game at an older age is Dennis Eckersley, who was 43 years, 358 days old in his last appearance for the team in 1998.