Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester is 27 years old.
Former Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz pitched in the majors for 22 years.
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And they're both experiencing firsts this week.
Lester, Boston's rising lefty ace, has been named the team's opening day starter. It's a heck of a reward for last year's 19-9 season.
Smoltz, meanwhile, is going to play in the Nationwide Tour's South Georgia Classic on a sponsor's exemption.