Cubs starter Jon Lester bashes first career home run

Jon Lester is not usually mentioned in the category pitchers who rake, but that notion may have to be reconsidered.

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But thank you, guys, for being there for me, getting me prepared to go to the next level.
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And I remember my senior year at Seminole High School, at the end of the year we went to a Spring Training game in Daytona beach. I didn’t really know that much about the Montreal Expos, but in Orlando, Florida, there used to be the Minnesota Twins, and that was the closest team to Sanford, so if we ever went to a Spring Training game, we would probably go to Orlando to see a Spring Training game, but that day we ended up going to Daytona beach in 1977. It was Andre Dawson’s rookie season.

Like I said early, I didn’t know anything about the Expos. I just knew they had a team. So we go there. We watched the game. Dawson is playing. Carter is playing. Ellis Valentine, Warren Cromartie. Just a 17-year-old kid before I was even drafted. I went up to Andre Dawson and asked him for an autograph. He denied it. Not knowing that two years later we were going to be teammates.

So I get drafted by the Expos in the fifth round. Again, still, I don’t really know that much about the Expos. They drafted me. I still didn’t really know that much about the Expos. I spent that half season in rookie ball. The next two years I spent in A-Ball and Double-A. I was called up to the Big Leagues at the end of my second full season. The first time I put on my Expos uniform, we were in Wrigley Field. I swear to God, that was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. Wrigley Field, first time in the Big Leagues, 19 years old, just turning 20, from Sanford, Florida. Wow.

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