Wednesday September 16th, 2015

Tuesday night, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester successfully picked off a runner at first base.

This is news because Lester hadn’t successfully picked off a runner since August 2011, over four years earlier. In between the two outs, Lester battled the yips, and even switched teams a couple times.

Here's a timeline of some other notable events from 2011's pickoff to Tuesday night's:

  • Aug. 10, 2011: Jon Lester picks off Ben Revere
  • September 2011: New York Mets finish fourth in NL East
  • Fall 2011–Jan. 2015: Marcus Mariota's entire Oregon career
  • September 2012: Mets finish fourth again
  • April 29, 2013: New York Jets cut Tim Tebow
  • Aug. 25, 2013: Miley Cyrus twerks at the MTV Video Music Awards
  • Aug. 31, 2013: New England Patriots cut Tim Tebow
  • July 22, 2013: Prince George is born
  • September 2013: Mets finish third!
  • Dec. 24, 2013: Astronaut Mike Hopkins takes selfie in space
  • Feb. 2014: Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl
  • March 2014: Ellen DeGeneres tweets the most popular tweet ever
  • July 2014: LeBron James announces he's going back to Cleveland via Sports Illustrated
  • September 2014: Mets finish third
  • Feb. 2015: Seattle Seahawks lose the Super Bowl
  • April 23, 1914–April 4, 2015: Wrigley Field doesn't have a videoboard for Cubs games
  • April 5, 2015: Wrigley Field has a videoboard for a Cubs game
  • May 2015: Princess Charlotte is born
  • Sept. 5, 2015: Philadelphia Eagles cut Tim Tebow
  • September: Mets in first place
  • Sept. 15, 2015: Jon Lester picks off Starling Marte

​Lester must remember that Revere pickoff like it was yesterday. 

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