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Wakefield set to crash the 200 club

19 years after his first win, Red Sox pitcher goes for milestone on Friday

Updated: July 29, 2011, 2:53 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Almost exactly 19 years to the day of his first win, Tim Wakefield goes for his 200th on Friday.

In all, his first attempt at 200 will come 6,936 days since he won his major-league debut on July 31, 1992. That day, Wakefield pitched a complete game in a 3-2 Pirates win over the Cardinals, in which Barry Bonds hit a two-run blast in the first inning.

Of course, no Wakefield feat can be discussed without mentioning his age. He turns 45 on Aug. 2, and is poised to become the second-oldest ...

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