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Virgil Milton Jester (July 23, 1927 – February 15, 2016) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Jester signed as a free agent in 1947 with the Boston Braves.[1] He would play at the Major League level with the team in 1952 and remained with the team through its move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to become the Milwaukee Braves.

Virgil Jester
Born: (1927-07-23)July 23, 1927
Denver, Colorado
Died: February 15, 2016(2016-02-15) (aged 88)
Arvada, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 18, 1952, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 23, 1953, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–5
Earned run average3.84
Complete games4

Jester played at the collegiate level at the Colorado State College of Education.[2]

Jester died from pneumonia on February 15, 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "Virgil Jester". Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "Virgil Jester". Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  3. ^ Moss, Irv (April 17, 2016). "Virgil Jester made it from North to big leagues". Retrieved January 22, 2017.

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