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Fans gather around memorial for Nick Adenhart in Anaheim, California
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter (L) and starting pitcher John Lackey pay respect during a moment of silence for Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart before their baseball game with the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, California on April 10, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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John Derran Lackey (born October 23, 1978) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

Lackey was born in Abilene, Texas. Before Lackey was in high school, he played at Dixie Little League in Abilene. Lackey attended Abilene High School (Abilene, Texas) (the Eagles), and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In baseball, he was a two-time first team All-District honoree and as a senior, he was also an All-State selection.

He played one season of baseball at the University of Texas at Arlington, playing first base and sometimes moonlighting as a reliever. In 1999, he played on the Junior College World Series champion Grayson County College team in Denison, Texas, where he posted a 10-3 record with a 4.23 ERA.

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