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Lester with the Red Sox in 2009
|Chicago Cubs — No. 34|
|Born: January 7, 1984
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|June 10, 2006 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through April 2, 2017)
|Earned run average||3.44|
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2006. He came back and made his first 2007 start. He started and also won the clinching game of the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies. He threw a no-hitter on May 19, 2008.
References[change | change source]
- "Lester diagnosed with cancer". boston.com. http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/02/lester_diagnosed_with_cancer/?page=full. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
- "Survivor: Five Years After Cancer Diagnosis, Jon Lester Reflects". weei.com. http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/alex-speier/2011/08/31/survivor-five-years-after-cancer-diagnosis-jon. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis