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John Lackey is the last pitcher to win a World Series Game 7

Oct 28, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

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Tonight will be the first time since 2002 that there’s been a Game 7 in the World Series.

And hard as it may be to believe considering his current predicament John Lackey was the winning pitcher that night, tossing five innings of one-run ball as the Angels defeated Livan Hernandez and the Giants on October 27, 2002.

Lackey’s catcher that night was Bengie Molina, whose brother Yadier Molina will be behind the plate for the Cardinals tonight.

Another interesting Game 7 tidbit is that each of the last eight have been won by the home team. The last road team to win a Game 7 in the World Series? Pittsburgh in 1979.

  1. aceshigh11 - Oct 28, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Wow…that was a LONG time ago.

    The years have not been kind to Gomer.

  2. uyf1950 - Oct 28, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    The picture used of Lackey above was obviously BBP (Before Beer and Popeye’s). Sorry couldn’t resist that.

  3. phukyouk - Oct 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    “And hard as it may be to believe considering his current predicament John Lackey was the winning pitcher that night”

    Come on… even a broken clock is right twice a day

  4. bigleagues - Oct 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    This isn’t funny.

    BTW, speaking of unfunny things . . . the Yankees had a chance to correct a massive injustice that they have perpetrated upon their fans as “John and Susan” were up for renewal following this season. So rather than not renew them and bring in a real broadcast team, the Yankees RENEWED their deal with unquestionably THE WORST broadcast tandem, perhaps, in professional sports.

  5. foreverchipper10 - Oct 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    October 2002. My first semester of college.

  6. captainwisdom8888 - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Look at Lackey’s face, not just in that picture but in general….that’s not a quality person.

  7. 23yankees - Oct 28, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Lackey is classless. Should be a Philadelphia Eagle.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Oct 29, 2011 at 4:38 AM

      Stay classy

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