Jon Lester — 31 | SP
Date of Birth: 7 January 1984
Place of Birth: Tacoma, WA
Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Drafted: 2002 (Boston Red Sox)
Awards and Recognitions with Boston
Hutch Award, 2008
Career Pitching Statistics for Jon Lester with Boston
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Memorable Moments for Jon Lester
- 19 July 2006 - Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon combine for Boston's second consecutive 1-0 shutout over Kansas City, the first time since 1916 that the Red Sox had won back-to-back 1-0 wins at Fenway Park. Rookie pitcher Jon Lester had allowed just one hit in eight innings of work the previous day against the Royals and Papelbon had worked a perfect ninth.
- 23 July 2007 - Nearly one year after being diagnosed with lymphoma, Jon Lester returns to the mound in Cleveland and goes six full innings to earn the win in his first start since the previous August. After the season, in recognition of his recovery, the southpaw is honored with the 2007 Tony Conigliaro Award.
- 19 May 2008 - Jon Lester becomes the second Red Sox pitcher in eight months to hurl a no-hitter, striking out nine and yielding just two walks in a 7-0 win over Kansas City at Fenway Park.
- 21 January 2009 - Southpaw Jon Lester, who overcame anaplastic large cell lymphoma to pitch Game Four of the 2007 World Series and hurl a no-hitter in May 2008, wins the Hutch Award, and the first to be treated by a doctor from the renowned institution named for Seattle baseball legend Fred Hutchinson.
- 6 June 2009 - With one out in the top of the seventh at Fenway Park, Texas third baseman Michael Young's double breaks up a perfect game being thrown by Boston southpaw Jon Lester, who settles for a complete game two-hitter and an 8-1 win for Boston. The gem comes just over a year after Lester had no-hit the Kansas City Royals.
- 6 September 2009 - Jon Lester becomes the tenth Boston pitcher in franchise history to record 200 strikeouts in a single season as the Red Sox win 6-1 over the White Sox. Lester joins Bruce Hurst as the only southpaws to reach this mark with the team.