In 1993, there was a not particularly young pitcher (27 at the time) named Tim Wakefield.
Wakefield had burst onto the National League scene in 1992, but struggled mightily with the Pirates after that, to the point where he spent 1994 in Triple-A Buffalo. He wasn’t very good there, either.
In April of 1995, the Pirates released the by then 28-year-old Wakefield, and he signed a deal with Boston. He went on to pitch 17 pretty successful seasons with the Red Sox before finally retiring just a couple of days ago at the age of 45.
You can now find Wakefield somewhere in Florida with his grandkids, teaching them the ancient art of the knuckleball, something that he demonstrates for the young folk, above, on 2011 Topps.