John Lackey

Major League Baseball Pitcher
Born Oct 23, 1978

John Derran Lackey is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Lackey was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 1999 and helped the franchise win its first World Series title in 2002, which was his first season in the major leagues. In 2007, he led the American League in earned run average and was also named to the All-Star team for the first time. When he became a free agent in 2009, Lackey signed with the Boston Red Sox.… Read More

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    From 1908 To 2016: How The Cubs Were Named To Win The World Series
    Huffington Post - Oct 31, 2016
  • Hotheaded John Lackey Does Cubs No Favors In Game 4 Loss
    Chicago Times - Oct 30, 2016
  • No Anger Issues Here: Cubs Let Pitcher John Lackey Be Himself
    LATimes - Oct 28, 2016
  • Cubs' Lackey Misses Chance At Win
    LATimes - Oct 20, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Lackey.


1978 Birth Born on October 23, 1978.


1999 - 2005 6 More Events
On July 7, 2006, Lackey retired 27 consecutive batters after Mark Kotsay of the Oakland Athletics led off the first inning with double.
On June 13,, Lackey became the first pitcher to win 10 games for the 2007 season.
On July 18, 2008, Lackey recorded his 1000th career strikeout, against Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox. … Read More


On August 30, 2009, Lackey earned his 100th career win against the Oakland Athletics, giving up one run (on an error by shortstop Erick Aybar) through eight innings. … Read More
Lackey signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent prior to the 2010 season, and won his second championship with them in 2013. … Read More
In the end of the 2011 season, Lackey and two more starting pitchers (Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, allegedly) were in the center of a controversy that told that the three (and sometimes more) drank beers and ate fried chicken in the clubhouse during games in which they were not pitching.
On October 30, Lackey was the winning pitcher in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, which clinched the Boston Red Sox' eighth World Series title. … Read More
Lackey began the 2014 season as the Red Sox' number-two starter behind Lester. … Read More
In 2015, he won at least 10 games for the 12th consecutive season in which he has played (not counting 2012). … Read More
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