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McMinnville native reaches World Series
Lester Strode in 28th year with Cubs
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Strode was a standout for the Pioneers before graduating in 1976.
McMinnville native Lester Strode has reached the pinnacle of baseball, advancing to the World Series as the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs.Strode, a former Warren County star, has been with the Cubs for 28 years. The team is making its first World Series appearance in 71 years against the Cleveland Indians. Game one was Tuesday night.Strode was a standout for the Pioneers before graduating in 1976.