Date of birth: 23 October 1978
Primary position: Pitcher
Career Pitching Statistics through 2017 Season
Memorable Moments for John Lackey
- 16 December 2009 - Boston signs free agents John Lackey (pitcher) and Mike Cameron (outfielder) to contracts. Lackey gets a five-year, $82.5 million contract with a sixth-year club option, while Cameron gets two years and $15.5 million.
- 15 October 2013 - Mike Napoli hits a solo home run in the top of the seventh as the Red Sox win 1-0 over the Tigers at Comerica Park to take a 2-1 series lead in the American League Championship Series. John Lackey outduels Justin Verlander with 6-2/3 innings of work, scattering four hits while striking out eight.
- 30 October 2013 - Led by Shane Victorino's three-run double and a solid start from John Lackey, the Red Sox win their third championship in ten years with a 6-1 win over the Cardinals in Game Six of the World Series at Fenway Park. David Ortiz, the only player left from the 2004 championship team, easily secures MVP honors. It is the first series Boston has celebrated a championship at home since 1918.
- 3 December 2013 - John Lackey, after missing all of the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery, wins the 2013 Tony Conigliaro Award after one of his best seasons in his 11-year career, which includes winning the clinching game of the 2013 World Series for the Red Sox.
- 31 July 2014 - Well out of contention, the Red Sox trade away several pieces of last year's World Series championship team, including Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics, John Lackey to the Cardinals, Andrew Miller to the Orioles, and Stephen Drew to the Yankees. Drew's trade for utilityman Kelly Johnson marks the first trade between Boston and New York since 1997. Boston also receives two-time All-Star Home Run Derby winner Yoenis Cespedes from Oakland.