Jon Lester

Jon LesterJon Lester

Birthday:  January 7

Cubs World Series Champion, 2016
Boston Red Sox world Series Champion, 2007, 2013

4-Time All-Star (2010, 2011, 2014, 2016)

December 15, 2014
Cubs sign Jon Lester to 7 year contract

April 5, 2015
Jon Lester pitches his first game for the Cubs and opens the MLB season in the first night game home opener in Cubs history.

The game wasn't so great as the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright defeated the Cubs 3-0.

Wrigley Field is still undergoing renovations and no one is sitting in the bleachers so the Cubs decorated it with many pictures of long time Cubs great, Ernie Banks who passed away in January of 2015.

July 29, 2015
Jon Lester and the Cubs defeat the Rockies 3-2 at Wrigley Field.  Lester pitches 8 strong innings and strikes out 14 Rockies with just one walk.

In his 2nd year with the Cubs, Jon Lester finished 2nd in the Cy Young voting to the Nationals, Max Scherzer.  Lester finished the 2016 season with a 19-5 record with a 2.44 ERA.

His 26 Quality Starts (6 innings pitched, giving up 3 or fewer runs) tied for NL lead with Max Scherzer.

October 7, 2016

Jon Lester outduels Johnny Cueto of the Giants in game 1 of the 2016 NLDS. Lester pitches 8 shutuot innings and Cueto went 7 scoreless versus the Cubs until Javier Baez homers in the 8th inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. Aroldis Chapman shuts doen the Giants in the ninth and the Cubs defeat Giants 1-0.

October 20, 2016
Jon Lester starts his 2nd game of the NLCS, a critical game 5 with the Series tied 2-2 versus the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Lester pitches a solid 7 innings, giving up just one run and gets the victory to give the Cubs a chance to clinch a trip to the World Series the next night with Kyle Hendricks on the mound.

October 30, 2016
Facing elimination in the 2016 World Series, Jon Lester pitches a great game giving up just 2 runs in 6 innings as the Cubs get their first World Series victory at Wrigley Field since 1945. More importantly, the Series goes back to Cleveland for a game 6 with Jake Arrieta on the mound.

November 2, 2016
After pitching 6 innings on Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series, Jon Lester comes back on 2 days rest to pitch 3 innings in relief. He had a rocky start and gave up 2 runs, but overall certainly contributed to the Cubs game 7 victory that ended the Cubs 108 year drought with a World Series championship victory.