Jon Lester

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Jon Lester

Lester with the Red Sox in 2009
Chicago Cubs — No. 34
Starting pitcher
Born: (1984-01-07) January 7, 1984 (age 34)
Tacoma, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
June 10, 2006 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through April 2, 2017)
Win–loss record    146–84
Earned run average    3.44
Strikeouts    1,868

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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