James Lester Strode
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 210 lb.
- School Kentucky State University
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 Peoria Chiefs in 1990-1991 and was the Cubs' minor league pitching coordinator for eleven years. In 2007, he became the Cubs bullpen coach.