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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’s Babe Ruth Trade Lands Pat Neshek A Big One

John Lackey just traded Pat Neshek a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth in return for jersey No. 41.
Via Gamedayr
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I got you, Babe: Neshek collects on Lackey debt for giving up uni number

ST. LOUIS -- Pat Neshek surely knew John Lackey would be good for it when he willingly surrendered his No. 41 jersey after the right-hander arrived via trade from the Boston Red Sox last month. But the payoff was pretty spectacular. Neshek, a Cardinals reliever who is enjoying a remarkable comeback season as St. Louis' eighth-inning stopper, is an avid collector of baseball autographs...
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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....
Via Next Impulse Sports
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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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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The Emergence Of Pat Neshek

Pat Neshek didn’t just turn into a great pitcher in 2014. He has been pretty good before and with a few different baseball teams. The seven year veteran broke onto the scene in 2006 with the Minnesota Twins and dazzled in his rookie season. In 37 innings, he compiled a 0.78 WHIP(walks and hits per inning pitched) [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jay comes through as Cardinals win rallying past strong pitching

A very impressive 1-2-3 Top of the 8th was thrown by All-Star reliever Pat Neshek. He struck out the side in the Top of the 8th against the top of the Red Sox order on just 13 pitches — six straight strikes to Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz to end the frame. Neshek kept the game at a 2-2 tie, which followed the strong start by Lance Lynn. Lynn pitched seven innings allowing two...
Via Cardinals Farm
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Neshek filled with emotion upon return to Minnesota as All-Star

MINNEAPOLIS -- Simply retelling the moment that nearly brought him to tears nearly brought Pat Neshek to tears. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gathered his team in the clubhouse earlier this month to announce that catcher Yadier Molina had made the All-Star team, followed by news that Adam Wainwright and Matt Carpenter would be joining him. Matheny, the National League...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek could have big effect for St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

The St. Louis Cardinals did not give veteran righthanded relief pitcher Pat Neshek a contract that will guarantee him a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he could become a vital, if unlikely, part of the team’s 2014 bullpen. The Cardinals have few needs for a pitching staff stacked with young, talented pitchers, but the under-the-radar minor league contract the organization...
Via i70baseball
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s reliever Pat Neshek caps playoff berth by witnessing son's birth

What a day, my wife is now in labor!#playoffbaby — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek was probably a bundle of nerves and going through a multitude of emotions on Monday. Not only did the A’s clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 with a 4-3 win [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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