Earlier this month, three-time World Series champion and five-time All-Star Jon Lester announced he was retiring after 16 years in the league. He acknowledged the physical toll that the major league season was taking on his body, and the 38-year-old believed that it was time for him to step away from the game.
With the retirements that have happened within Major League Baseball during and since the end of the 2021 season, we are getting a look at some of the names who will appear as eligible first-time players on the 2027 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who are some of the players...
Chicago Cubs Podcast – The Rant Live (1/19/21): Legacy of Jon Lester, Cubs IFA Signings, CBA Talks Slow, Spring Training in Jeopardy
Evan Altman and Jon Strong of Cubs Insider try not to take ourselves too seriously while pondering the state of the Chicago Cubs. Our podcast is initially recorded as a live webcast and can be seen on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Join us today as we share our inner feelings...
On this bonus episode, we’re joined by three-time World Series champion Jon Lester to talk about his retirement, look back on his career, share tips for young lefties, and talk about the toughest outs he ever had to get. Plus: Jon shares the time he wanted Ken Griffey Jr. to hit a home run off him.
In the spate of stories and love and statistics surrounding Jon Lester’s retirement last week, I saw a story about the 2016 World Series that I’d not heard before, and figured other folks might’ve missed it in the throng. Everyone knows that Lester was tasked with the...
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As we discussed in the morning on Saturday, January 15 was the start of the latest international signing period, marking a day in which teams welcome many new prospects into the organization. Alex Speier looks at the players the Boston Red Sox added. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) On the major-league...
Longtime star pitcher Jon Lester announced his retirement Wednesday. The 38-year-old lefthander spent 16 seasons in the major leagues and pitched for three World Series champions. The KC Royals, however, won’t miss him. Lester was terrific whenever he played the Royals, compiling a superb record of 10-3 with a...
Jon Lester retired Wednesday ending a career of 200 wins, which makes you wonder how much it means for his Hall of Fame candidacy when he becomes eligible and also recall his place in the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry that saw him make 29 starts in and post a 13-6 record.
Jon Lester credits another former Red Sox ace for his early career mentality. We’re now some 48 hours or so removed from the announcement that former Red Sox ace Jon Lester was hanging up his cleats. After 16 years in MLB, the big workhorse lefty has decided that it’s the right time for him to ride off into the sunset. While he’s making plenty of media rounds, he made a stop at Barstool Sports’ Section-10 Podcast yesterday, and he shared plenty about his career.
Since the news of Jon Lester’s retirement broke early this week, there have been countless Cubs Twitter polls posing the following question in various forms: “Will the team retire #34 for Jon Lester and Kerry Wood, similar to how #31 is retired for Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux?”
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Why Red Sox legend Jon Lester should be a Hall of Famer. Former Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester called it a career on Wednesday after 16 terrific seasons in the big leagues. A three-time World Series champion, Lester was the ultimate workhouse, logging 170 innings in twelve straight seasons. During that span, Lester averaged 15 wins a season, made five All-Star teams, and finished in the top ten in Cy Young voting four times.
Jon Lester announced his retirement Wednesday after 16 seasons in Major League Baseball worthy of Cooperstown consideration. Since then, he’s been reminiscing on those years, most of which he spent between the Boston Red Sox (2006-2014) and Chicago Cubs (2015-2020). Oddly enough, his winning percentages and ERA were identical with both teams, showing how dominant and reliable he was throughout his tenure.
Jon Lester, now that you’ve retired from a storied big-league career, what are you doing next?. “The only plans I’ve got is I’m going to Orlando on Saturday, doing Disney for a couple days,” Lester said Wednesday on the Cubs Talk Podcast, “and then I’ve got a golf tournament next weekend.”
BOSTON (CBS) — In a lot of ways, Jon Lester grew up during his time in the Boston Red Sox organization. He was drafted in 2002 when he was 18 years old, working his way up through the minors to make his MLB debut in 2006, establishing himself as a top-of-the-rotation starter for a championship team, and departing as a 30-year-old two-time World Series champion.
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There have been a ton of career retrospectives about Jon Lester in the last two days, but how can you say no to one more? (Matt O’Halloran; Beyond the Box Score) Or another? (Jon Couture; Boston.com) John Farrell got to know Lester pretty well as his pitching coach and...
David Ross lit a fire under Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester. No catcher in baseball has been behind the plate working with Jon Lester for more innings than David Ross. The battery mates spent parts of five seasons as teammates during their tenures with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. They share a strong bond that will last forever but even close friends will have the occasional argument.
Jon Lester Believes David Ortiz Should Make Hall Of Fame On First Ballot: ‘I Hope He Gets What He Deserves’
BOSTON (CBS) — Just about anyone who shared a clubhouse with David Ortiz would argue that Big Papi was and is a legend of the game, one who deserves immediate enshrinement in Cooperstown. Jon Lester is certainly among that group. The recently retired left-hander spent the first nine years of his big league career as a teammate of Ortiz. Lester was a minor leaguer in the Red Sox organization in 2004 when Ortiz became a part of Boston and baseball history, and he was a part of the team when the Red Sox won World Series in 2007 and 2013. Speaking with...
Now that Jon Lester has decided to retire, tributes are going to role in for the former Boston Red Sox pitcher. A three time World Series winner, he was a key part in the Cubs’ breaking their own championship curse while earning two other titles in Boston. He will be as a strong top of the rotation arm, someone that any team with postseason aspirations would have wanted on their staff.
Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester has announced his retirement after 16 years in MLB. Lester, who turned 38, finishes with a 200-117 record and a 3.66 ERA in 452 career games, including 451 starts. He also compiled a 2.51 ERA in 26 appearances in the postseason performer. Lester helped Boston win the championship in 2007 and 2013, and led the Chicago Cubs to the title in 2016. The championship for the Cubs was the franchise’s first since 1908.