DOB: January 7, 1984
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: June 10, 2006
ACQUIRED: Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2002 MLB Draft.
Jon Lester with a younger cousin in his home state of Washington. (outincenterfield.com)
The only child of John and Kathy Lester, Jon Lester was born on January 7, 1984 in
Jon Lester withstood a four hour rain delay to make his major league debut against the Texas Rangers on June 10, 2006. He went 4 2/3 innings and recorded a no-decision in the Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Rangers. In those 4 2/3 innings, Lester allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out four and walking three. (AP Photo)
World Series Game Four starter and winner, Jon Lester poses with the World Series trophy. (AP Photo)
Jon Lester cleans off his spikes in front of a bunch of rookies after coming off one of the five practice fields at the Red Sox's Fort Myers Spring Training facility. (AP Photo)
Jon Lester throws a pitch in Spring Training 2007. (AP Photo)
VIDEO: Jon Lester chats with John Dennis and Gerry Callahan, on WEEI's "Dennis & Callahan," at the picnic table in Ft. Myers, Florida Thursday February 21, 2008.
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