John Lackey wins Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity
|12.03.13 at 5:05 pm ET|
John Lackey has been voted the winner of the 24th annual Tony Conigliaro Award, presented to an MLB player “who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of Tony C.”
After struggling in 2011 and then missing all of 2012 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Lackey put together one of the best seasons of his career in 2013, posting a 3.52 ERA over 29 starts and 189 1/3 innings. Lackey then went 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in five postseason appearances, including four starts.
The Red Sox began the award in 1990 in memory of Conigliaro, whose promising career was cut short when he was hit in the face by a pitch in 1967, causing a severe eye injury.
Lackey is the third Red Sox player to win the award, joining Bret Saberhagen in 1998 and Jon Lester in 2007.
Latest from Bleacher Report
- David Ortiz Discusses Retirement from Baseball, Time with Red Sox
- Jackie Bradley Jr. Is Now a Red Sox Star
- Big Papi Cementing His Legend with a Bang
- Ortiz Passes Banks, Mathews for 22nd Place on MLB's HR List
- Red Sox's High-Octane Offense Fueling Rise Back to Prominence
- Red Sox Score Double-Digit Runs for 4th Consecutive Game
- Red Sox 1st Team Since 1999 to Score 13+ Runs in 3 Straight
- Cup of Coffee: Owens, others struggle on mound
- Cup of Coffee: Espinoza dominates in mid-week matinee
- Cup of Coffee: Rodriguez fires seven strong innings in rehab start
- Cup of Coffee: Raudes strikes out eight over six scoreless frames
- Weekly Notes: Rodriguez to start tomorrow for Pawtucket
- Cup of Coffee: Ball shines again for Salem
- The Write-Up: Eduardo Rodriguez
- Cup of Coffee: Kemp homers twice, Light hits 101
- Cup of Coffee: Moore comes through in the clutch for Salem
- Cup of Coffee: Moncada wins it in extras