Jon Lester’s Epic Baseball Story Comes to an End

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci Few pitchers get to impact MLB history the way the former Red Sox and Cubs ace did. View the original article to see embedded media. The baseball life of Jon Lester is an epic story, as if an amalgam of several baseball lives. He overcame a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a mental block about throwing to bases. He pitched in World Series clinchers for the Cubs and Red Sox. He won 200 games and earned $199 million. But ask Theo Epstein about his favorite Jon Lester story and his mind goes to a small moment, away from the glamour and glory that the kid from Tacoma earned …

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