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Baseball's only a game to real-life survivors Lester, Cook

Originally Published: October 27, 2007
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

DENVER -- Jon Lester had cancer. Lymphoma, to be exact, but cancer. Whatever the exact name, you don't want it.

The same goes for blood clots. Aaron Cook can tell you all about them. He had them in his lungs.

Sunday evening, in Game 4 of the World Series, a cancer survivor and a blood clot survivor will take turns on the Coors Field mound. Lester can give the Boston Red Sox their second world championship (and second sweep) in the past four years. Cook can keep the ...

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