Jon Lester Birthday (January 7th)

Jon Lester Birthday (January 7th)

Jonathan Tyler Lester was born on 7th January, 1984 in Tacoma, Washington. Jon is left-handed opening pitcher in the Major League Baseball who plays for Boston Red Sox. Within two years, Jon reached at the last game of 2007 World Series. In May 2008, he threw no-hitter aligned with the Kansas City Royals.

Jon Lester Career Graph

Jon Lester High School

Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma john was attended. where john was 3 time MVP and 3 time All-Area selection.Besides, Jon was also named Gatorade State Player of the Year for the Washington in 2000.

Jon Lester Professional

Jon shifted through Red Sox organization, posting an 11–6 record, the league-leading 2.61 ERA and the league-best 163 strikeouts for AA Portland Sea Dogs in 2005. Jon was named Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. He was chosen as a left-handed pitcher on Eastern League's year-end All-Star team and also on year-end Tops AA All-Star squad.

Jon has been considered one of Red Sox' top rated views since Jon registered with team and also additional major league teams have made attempts to obtain him. And the Texas Rangers had insisted Jon be a division of the planned but finally rejected contract prior to 2004 season for the Alex Rodriguez. And The Florida Marlins forced that he should be included in operate for Josh Beckett previous to 2006 season. And the Sox were up to keep Jon.

Jon Lester Career in 2006

With an inflammation of wounds and general vanity of lots of Red Sox starters and the team drafted Jon on 10th June, 2006 to craft his major league debut contrary to Texas Rangers.

Jon Lester Career in 2007

In 2007 World Series, he won series-clinching Game Four for the Red Sox. Jon became the 3rd pitcher in the World Series history to prevail the series clinching competition in his foremost post-season start.

Rumors spanned in 2007 off season when Minnesota Twins were searching trade star ace Johan Santana. And The Red Sox planned manifold offers to Twins for Santana -- comprised one parcel that would have operated Jon and other forecasts -- but Twins eventually dealt Santana to New York Mets.

Jon Lester Career in 2008

And in the year of 2008, Jon went 16-6 with 3.21 ERA and also appeared as the top lefty pitcher in AL. with his no-hitter; Jon pitched an entire athlete 5-hit shut out in his primary start at the Yankee Stadium. Jon was named AL pitcher of July Month and September. He was a key form in Red Sox' triumph over Angels in American League Divisional Series, and pitching 14 innings devoid of permitting a gross run.

Jon’s losses in sports 3 and 7 of 2008 ALCS were the primary losses Jon had eternally had in following starts.

Jon Lester Pitching Style

Jon, left-hander, pitches from the low 3 quarters arm angle with an illusory delivery. Jon features a cut fastball (86-89), a changeup, a slider (75-80), 4-seam fastball (92-97 mph), and a superior curveball (72-78). On 24th July, 2007, Jon loads the basis about once in each 4 innings, although he has very lofty volume of the strikeouts when diving from the widen, permitting hi to avoid dangerous situations; on the other hand, Jon has faced the total of two innings of basis loaded in the period of 2008 season, screening Jon has grew up and Jon has the aptitude to not achieve himself into the jams.

Jon Lester Private Life

On 11th July, 2008, Jon engaged with his girlfriend Farrah Johnson. They met in 2007 at single-A Greenville.

Jon Lester Battle With Lymphoma

On 27th August, 2006, he was smashed from his programmed start contrary to Oakland Athletics owing to sore back. And next day Jon was positioned on 15-days disabled list, and he was sent return to Boston for the testing. And at the same time, Jon’s back problems were deliberated to be the consequence of car crash Jon was occupied in earlier month. On 31st August it was stated that Jon had been identified with distended lymph nodes. After few days, doctors at the Massachusetts General Hospital verified that Jon had the treatable figure of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

To honor Jon’s response from the lymphoma, Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America privileged him with 2007 Tony Conigliaro Award. Coming entire circle after his conduct at Hutchinson Center, on 7th October, 2008, Jon was named the finalist for 2008 Hutch Award, specified to Major League player who "best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire" of Hutchinson. On 10th November, 2008, Jon was declared as an award winner.

No-hitter

On 19th May, 2008, Jon cast his foremost career Major League no-hitter, and 18th in Red Sox history, in 7-0 win against the Kansas City Royals. Jon cast 130 pitches in sport. It was primary no-hitter thrown through the Red Sox left-handed pitcher ever since Mel Parnell in 1956, the foremost in MLB since Clay Buchholz's September 2007 no-hitter, and MLB-record fourth no-hitter fixed by Jason Varitek. And it was only the IInd no-hitter pitched against the Royals; Nolan Ryan pitched other in 1973.

After pastime, Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who had attended his son's inauguration ceremony at University of Pennsylvania, was quoted as stating, "This probably isn't fair to say, but I feel like my son graduated and my son threw a no-hitter. It's probably selfish on my part to even say something like that. But I think its obvious how we feel about this kid."