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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws a pitch at Yankee Stadium in New York
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws a pitch in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 9, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Jonathan Tyler Lester (born January 7, 1984, in Tacoma, Washington) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Less than two years after being diagnosed with lymphoma, Lester started and won the final game of the 2007 World Series, and in May 2008, pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

Lester attended Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Washington, where he was a three-time MVP and three-time All-Area selection. In addition, he was named Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington in 2000.

The Red Sox drafted Lester in the second round (No. 57 overall) of the 2002 draft and gave him the highest signing bonus of any second-rounder that year, $1 million.

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