Jon Lester

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Jon Lester
Jon Lester on June 29, 2009.jpg
Lester with the Red Sox in 2009
Chicago Cubs – No. 34
Starting pitcher
Born: (1984-01-07) January 7, 1984 (age 37)
Tacoma, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left
June 10, 2006, for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through April 2, 2017)
Win–loss record146–84
Earned run average3.44

Jonathan "Jon" Tyler Lester (born January 7, 1984) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics.

He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2006.[1] He came back and made his first 2007 start.[2] He started and also won the clinching game of the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies.[2] He threw a no-hitter on May 19, 2008.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lester diagnosed with cancer". Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Survivor: Five Years After Cancer Diagnosis, Jon Lester Reflects". Retrieved 2013-02-02.

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