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Lester makes Red Sox proud

Originally Published: October 28, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DENVER -- Boston's Jon Lester is more than the winning pitcher in a World Series clincher, a role model for cancer survivors and a popular teammate in the Red Sox's clubhouse. In a baseball season that was long on the improbable and inspirational, he is the last feel-good story standing.

Rick Ankiel, Josh Hamilton and Dmitri Young all had their moments in the summer of 2007, but when the 30-team field had been reduced to a sole survivor, there was Lester, wiping champagne from his eyes ...

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