Lester Strode

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James Lester Strode

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Lester Strode led the NAIA in strikeouts 2 consecutive years. He was selected in the 4th round of the 1980 Amateur Draft and played in the minors from 1980 to 1988.

After his playing career ended, he was a long-time pitching coach in the Chicago Cubs farm system. He was the pitching coach for the Wytheville Cubs in 1989, Peoria Chiefs in 1990-1991, Winston-Salem Spirits in 1992, Daytona Cubs in 1993, and was the Cubs' minor league pitching coordinator for eleven years. In 2007, he became the Cubs bullpen coach, staying until the end of the 2019 season.

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