Jonathan Tyler Lester or Jon Lester is a professional baseball pitcher playing for MLB’s Chicago Cubs. Previously, he played for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball from 2006-2014 and Oakland Athletics in 2014 season. Within 2 years of being diagnosed with lymphoma, he won the final game for the Red Sox at the 2007 World Series. He pitched no-hitter off Kansas City Royals in May 2008. He attended Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma, Washington. He was 3 times All-Area and 3 times MVP selection while playing for baseball team of the school. For Washington, he was Gatorade State Player of the Year in the year 2000.
In 2007 and 2013 seasons, he was two times World Series champion and pitched no-hitter on 19th or May 2008. In 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons, he was three times All-Star. In April 2010, he won his final start and 5 out of 6 games in May. With 45 strikeouts and 1.84 ERA, he went 5-0 and titled as the American League Pitcher of the Month. He got 50th career win on June 16 against Arizona Diamondbacks. He finished T-4th in strikeouts and 25th in Major Leagues. He is among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Jonathan Tyler Lester
Date of Birth: 7th Jan 84
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Baseball Pitcher
Net Worth: $45 million
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Source of Income: Baseball
Hobbies: Playing baseball
Lester was drafted by the Red Sox in second overall of Major League Baseball Draft 2002 and got the highest signing bonus of second-rounder, i.e. $1 million. Lester instantly made a move through Red Sox organization and posted 11-7 of win-loss record and led 2.61 of earned run average and the best 163 strikeouts of Class AA Eastern League for Portland Sea Dogs in 2005. He was titled Red Sox’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. He became left-handed pitcher on All-Star team by the end of 2007 on Eastern League.
He was among the top-rated prospects of Red Sox in the minors. This is why most of the league teams were looking forward to own him. He had general ineffectiveness and rash of injuries but he made his major debut on the league against Texas Rangers. He returned through the season of 2007 and became the richest sportsman in the world.
Jonathan Tyler Lester was born on January 7, 1984 at Tacoma, Washington but he grew up in Puyallup, Washington and studied at All Saints School. Later on, he studied at Bellarmine Preparatory School where he was 3-time All-Area and 3-time MVP selection. In 2007, he met Farrah Stone Johnson and married her on January 9, 2009. The couple has 2 sons. Jon Lester joins Charity Wines to launch his official wine label under the brand of Longball Cellars. In 2011, Lester, along with his wife, established “Never Quit” or NVRQT Foundation to support children suffering from cancer and researchers who are working to find the cure.