Monday night Jon Lester pitched a no-hitter for Boston in Boston. This was the 18th no-hitter in Red Sox history and the first no-hitter by a Boston lefty since Mel Parnell did it in 1956. But this is not the amazing part.
20 months ago, Jon lester was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (cancer). He came back in the middle of last year and ended up pitching the fourth and final winning game of the World Series. Now he's thrown a no-no.
Btw, Mel Parnell is also a cancer survivor.
The Red Sox have made the history books before. Why, they even won the world series, once.