Jon Lester marked the end of his career on Wednesday. The three-time World Series champion pitcher announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the Major Leagues, accusing the physical wear that was too much for his body.
“The road is over. It was being difficult for me physically. Little things that happen during the season have turned into bigger things that affect your performance. I want to think that I’m good at self-criticism and I don’t want someone else to tell me that I can’t do it anymore. I want to take my shirt and say ‘Thanks, it was fun’. That was the biggest factor in the decision, “he told ESPN.
Lester won the World Series in 2007 and 2013 with the Boston Red Sox, in addition to the 2016 edition with the Cubs, the first for North Chicagoans since 1908
In 2006 Lester’s career began in the majors, with the Red Sox. He left the team in the middle of 2014, after which he signed for $ 155 million with the Cubs. His last season, 2021, was played between the Nationals and the Cardinals.
He finished his career 200-117 with a 3.66 ERA, but became a postseason legend with 4-1 in the World Series with a 1.77 ERA.