A Mil-estone

Mike Timlin, nearing 1,000 appearances.

Timlin pitched to Carlton Fisk, who was a Rookie of the Year — in 1972. He is teammates with three guys who could be Rookie of the Year in 2007: Daisuke Matsuzaka, who starts tonight, Dustin Pedroia, and fellow reliever Hideki Okajima. He has been on the same side as Pedro Martínez, Randy Johnson, and Alex Rodriguez. He has pitched against them, too. …

"I think the man himself is far more important than his accomplishments on the field," Wakefield said. "A great teammate, a great father, a great husband, a great friend. …"

4 comments… add one

  • Timlin is also the hottest Red Sox player, if you listen to my ex girlfriend.
    Only 13 pitchers have made more than 1,000 appearances in their careers, and Timlin is at 998. Would be nice to see him do it at home, though.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 12:57 pm
  • Timlin is also the hottest Red Sox player, if you listen to my ex girlfriend.
    Yeah, mine too. Closely followed by Trot Nixon, which baffled me, but whatever. ha.

    Brad August 28, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • Wakefield sounds like he’s eulogizing Mike Timlin. He is still alive, right?

    Ben K. August 28, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • As with most of baseball’s records, I think it’s absurd that the postseason games don’t count. Like a mopup appearance in May is more meaningful?
    Timlin passed the 1,000 mark 35 games ago (38 postseason appearances).
    Not that I expect anything to change.

    Jim in CT SF August 28, 2007, 6:53 pm

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