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John Lackey Is Boers & Bernstein's 2016 Quote Of The Year Winner

(CBS) Just weeks after winning a World Series championship, Cubs right-hander John Lackey has won another (really, really prestigious) honor.

Lackey on Wednesday evening was voted the winner of the Boers and Bernstein Show's 15th annual Quote of the Year competition for his hilarious explanation that he didn't come to Chicago to get a haircut. Lackey won in what's believed to be the closest vote in the competition's storied history, as he garnered 17 percent of the ballots among the eight finalists, edging out president-elect Donald Trump, who received 16 percent for a puzzling reference to the late Joe Paterno. The two were separated by 27 votes.

Lackey's quote came in early August as the Cubs had established themselves as baseball's best team.

"Great expectations? I mean, we're trying to win a World Series," Lackey said. "I didn't come here for a haircut. We're trying to get it on. I came here for jewelry."


Here were the full 2016 results:

John Lackey 17%
Donald Trump 16%
Hawk Harrelson 14%
Steve Stone 14%
Juan Uribe 14%
Adam Eaton 12%
Mike Zimmer 10%
Mike Ditka 3%

Lackey joins some legends in Quote of the Year lore. Below is the list of the all-time winners, with White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson remaining the only two-time champion. A special thanks also goes out to B&B producer and audio extraordinaire Chris Tannehill, who made this all possible. Check out his SoundCloud for more audio hilariousness and listen to the sound bites of 2016's other finalists as well.

2002 – Dick Jauron
2003 – Tom Skutnik
2004 – Hawk Harrelson
2005 – Mary in La Porte
2006 – Johnny Red Kerr
2007 – Suzyn Waldman
2008 – George Ofman
2009 – Joe in Evanston
2010 – Mel Gibson
2011 – Tyler Hansbrough
2012 – Hawk Harrelson
2013 – Chris Rongey
2014 – Marc Trestman
2015 – Tim Beckman
2016 – John Lackey

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