Jim Lon


is a longtime Scituate resident, retired professional Major League Baseball starting pitcher, and recently retired family dentist. He was born April 16th, 1942 and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1964 he graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and in 1983 from Tufts Dental School with his DMD. In 1965, at the age of 23, Jim began his professional Major League career with the Boston Red Sox. His career highlight came in 1967, during the Impossible Dream Season, when he clinched the American League Pennant for the Red Sox in the final game of the series against the Minnesota Twins, taking the Sox to the World Series for the first time since 1946. That year he was the first Red Sox pitcher to be honored with the receipt of the CY Young award. His career with the Boston Red Sox lasted until 1971. He continued his career in Major League Baseball for another eight years, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1972, and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1973-1979. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002. After retiring from professional baseball, Jim went on to dental school, earning his DMD, and running a family dental practice out of Hanover, MA from 1986 until he retired in 2017. Jim and his wife, Rosemary, have raised six children in Scituate and he enjoys spending his days gardening, beekeeping, playing golf, traveling, and skiing.