May 19, 2008

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Cancer survivor Lester throws no-hitter vs Royals (JIMMY GOLEN, 5/19/08, AP)

Jon Lester can now add pitching a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments. The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season.

Jason Varitek has really slowed up over the last three years, but that makes him the only guy to catch 4 no-hitters and they were by four different pitchers. He added a homerun for good measure.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 19, 2008 8:57 PM
Comments

It figures that I have Clay Bucholz on my fantasy team and not Lester. Anyways, Lester is a nice story and it is amazing to think that he has had all that happen to him and he is just 24.

BTW, don't they have editors at the AP? Look at this sentence:

Then Lester, pitcher, who missed the end of the 2006 season after he was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, met manager Terry Francona met for a long, hard embrace.

Oy!

Posted by: pchuck at May 19, 2008 10:14 PM
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