June 25, 2008
Game three of the Boston Red Sox series was one for the ages or should I say one for the aged. This game featured 44 year-old Randy Johnson against 41 year-old Tim Wakefield. This was not just a game between two of the elderly statesman of the mound. It was a contrast of styles. Randy Johnson throughout his career has been known as a power pitcher. He would routinely lead the league in strikeouts blowing people away with his 98 miles per hour fastball or nasty slider. Wakefield on the other hand was a light-hitting outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates who in a last ditch effort to remain a major league baseball player took up pitching throwing a knuckleball.