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Best Gift Ever in Trade For Jersey Number

John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals right before the MLB Trade Deadline. Lackey, like many of his fellow athletes has a superstition about his jersey number or he just loves it that much. Pat Neshek decided to give Lackey the desired jersey number and what he got in return was a gift that was well worth it. Neshek received a Babe Ruth autographed...
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John Lackey Gave Pat Neshek a Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball in Exchange for Jersey No. 41

When John Lackey was dealt from the Red Sox to the Cardinals, it was expected that the veteran starter would veer from the No. 41 jersey that he has worn for almost his entire career, as Cards reliever Pat Neshek was donning the number. However, the franchise announced that Neshek would switch to No. 37, but why? Because Lackey offered a Babe Ruth autographed baseball in return....
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Lackey Pays For Uni Number With Babe Ball

Apparently, former Red Sox pitcher John Lackey really likes the number forty-one. Why else would he hand over a perfectly good Babe Ruth-autographed baseball to teammate Pat Neshek for a dumb jersey number? We realize forty-two is always unavailable, and 40, 43 and 44 are already taken on the Cards. OK, OK, and 45 is Bob Gibson's retired number. Alright, we take it back, nice...
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The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
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John Lackey Gave Babe Ruth Autographed Ball To Teammate For Jersey Number (Photo)

John Lackey is universally regarded as a good teammate, and the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher showed why to one of his new teammates. When Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to St. Louis, there was a problem: Lackey’s No. 41 jersey was already being worn by Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek. Of course, jersey numbers are often for sale and could be had for the right price. Lackey...
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Lackey and the Cardinals won't feel bad about adding to Reds' misery

While he was dreadful in his first road start for the St. Louis Cardinals, John Lackey has appeared pretty comfortable so far at Busch Stadium. The right-hander will try to produce a third consecutive quality outing at home and give the Cardinals' playoffs hopes another boost while adding to the Cincinnati Reds' and Alfredo Simon's woes. In his second start after being...
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Cardinals throw Lackey at streaking Padres in series opener

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey in order to improve their postseason chances, but his first two starts were wildly inconsistent. Facing the surging San Diego Padres may not help. Lackey attempts to bounce back from one of the worst performances of his 12-year career Thursday night, when the Cardinals try to prevent the Padres from winning a season-high sixth straight...
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Cardinals look forward to Lackey's debut at Busch

Plugging John Lackey's .093 career batting average into the lineup is unlikely to help the St. Louis Cardinals continue digging themselves out of an offensive funk. Good thing he brings with him an 18-10 record and 3.07 ERA against NL teams. Lackey was brought to St. Louis to bolster the starting staff and help track down the Milwaukee Brewers, and he'll get an opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackey says he will play for league minimum next season

John Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year. The Cardinals acquired the right-hander from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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