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On Wednesday morning, potential Hall of Famer Jon Lester officially announced his retirement from baseball.
We’ve seen the last of starting pitcher Jon Lester in the bigs. After 16 memorable seasons in the majors, Lester announced on Wednesday that he’s officially hanging up his cleats. The man was a fan favorite from start to finish throughout his career.
A five-time All-Star selection, Lester is best known for his days with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. As you might have been able to guess, fans have been showering him with love all over social media following his retirement.
Jon Lester World Series memories among tributes from fans and ex-teammates
Lester won three World Series during his head-turning career, capturing the glory twice with the Red Sox and then once with the Cubs. He also recorded a 200-117 record, with a 3.66 ERA.
In addition to the Cubbies and Red Sox, Lester also suited up for the Athletics, Nationals and Cardinals. With that said, folks all over Boston and Chicago will never forget the incredible impact he made on both cities.
After leaving Chicago, Lester even went on to thank all of his fans by dropping around $50,000 on beer for folks across the city. That’s a thing of legends right there and people were ecstatic about that generosity.
Now that he’s retired, Lester himself will never have to pay for a beer in Chicago or Boston ever again. Lester can get ready for the next chapter of his life and down the road we’ll surely be having a conversation about an upcoming Hall of Fame speech from him. If you ask us, the lefty no question belongs in Cooperstown once he’s eligible.