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by: JamieD On  Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jon Lester first MLB hit

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester had gone without a hit in the first 66 regular season at-bats of his Major League career—which easily broke former Padres pitcher Joey Hamilton’s previous record of 57 at-bats without a hit.

And now it appears as though the new mark for batting futility to begin a career will remain at 66 for a while, as Lester finally recorded a hit in his 67th at-bat via an infield single against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Hooray! A hit!

For those of you keeping track at home, Lester’s career batting average now rises from .000 to .015 following his 1-for-2 night at the dish.