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One Man’s Fight, The Same Man’s Triumph: The Jon Lester Story

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In August 2006 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a car crash, the doctors diagnosed Jon Lester with lymphoma, a curable form of cancer.

In December of the same year ESPN reported that his cancer had been cured and he can return to baseball the very next season.

His return to the field was against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field where hit pitched six solid innings and allowed five hits and two runs.

In the same season the returning pitcher threw a no hitter against the Royals. Jon Lester later in the season won the Tony Conigliaro award for the "Comeback Player of the Year."

The Red Sox made the World Series and Lester pitched Game 4 in which they clinched the World Series.

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