Jon Lester Got a Hit! (Video)
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.