From the Collection: John Lackey, sp, Boston

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Back in 2002 I met John Lackey. I was the AAA Omaha Royals batboy/clubbie, and worked the visiting teams side. He was a nice guy.

Not long after that I got orders to deploy with the Air Force, and next thing you know I am in the middle of the desert. So I walk into my section, tired and kind of overwhelmed (my first deployment), and while my new boss is showing me around I notice the TV is on…the World Series…and John Lackey was starting Game 7. It was kind of surreal.

Lackey pitched well that game, 5 IP, 4 hits and 4 K’s. He would get the win.

Lackey has had a rough time of it that past couple seasons with Boston. It kind of sucks. I always root pretty hard for Boston, and all of its players, to fail…but I would not mind at all for Lackey to at least be league average with them. Last season he actually was not terrible–10-13 with a 3.52 ERA, so maybe there is still something left in the tank.

Year Age Tm W L ERA IP H BB SO ERA+ WHIP Awards
2002 23 ANA 9 4 3.66 108.1 113 33 69 121 1.348 RoY-4
2003 24 ANA 10 16 4.63 204.0 223 66 151 95 1.417
2004 25 ANA 14 13 4.67 198.1 215 60 144 95 1.387
2005 26 LAA 14 5 3.44 209.0 208 71 199 123 1.335
2006 27 LAA 13 11 3.56 217.2 203 72 190 127 1.263
2007 28 LAA 19 9 3.01 224.0 219 52 179 150 1.210 AS,CYA-3,MVP-17
2008 29 LAA 12 5 3.75 163.1 161 40 130 119 1.231
2009 30 LAA 11 8 3.83 176.1 177 47 139 115 1.270
2010 31 BOS 14 11 4.40 215.0 233 72 156 99 1.419
2011 32 BOS 12 12 6.41 160.0 203 56 108 67 1.619
2013 34 BOS 10 13 3.52 189.1 179 40 161 116 1.157
11 Yrs 138 107 4.05 2065.1 2134 609 1626 108 1.328
162 Game Avg. 15 11 4.05 217 224 64 171 108 1.328
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/23/2014.
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