You may not have his slider, but for $2.3 million, you could slide your car into one of eight spaces in Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey’s garage.
The World Series starter has put his Fort Worth home up for sale, and it’s the stuff of big league dreams.
Located in the exclusive Montserrat enclave in Southwest Fort Worth, the 9,156-square-foot estate has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, three living areas, a gourmet kitchen, fitness room, theater, sparkling pool with a water slide, and a 989-square-foot pool house with a kitchen.
And that’s just the windup.
Details further down the real estate pitch include a circular drive with fountain, decorative iron doors and sweeping staircase that make for a grand entrance.
There’s a first-floor study, wet bar and wine room with built-in wine cooler.
Plus a fabulous master suite with a fireplace that opens to a private courtyard.
The home was built in 2005; Lackey has owned it since 2013. No word on why he’s listing it.
Lackey, 38, has strong Texas ties. A star athlete at Abilene High School, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998 before transferring to Grayson County College in Denison the next year. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 1999. He’s also played for the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-hander will be the Cubs’ starting pitcher for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Play a musical slideshow of the whole house below, then scroll through dozens of photos above to see more details.
The home, at 9517 Bella Terra Drive, is listed with John Zimmerman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,299,000 — or appoximately 16 1954-Ernie Banks Topps baseball cards. Call 817-247-6464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve got those cards — or, of course, cash.