Lester Justin Bartholomew
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut April 11, 1928
- Final Game August 28, 1932
- Born April 4, 1903 in Madison, WI USA
- Died September 19, 1972 in Barrington, IL USA
Wisconsin native Les Bartholomew spent five active seasons in professional baseball from 1927 to 1932. Les had two opportunities in the Major Leagues. He first came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1928, when he appeared in six games with no decisions. His second shot came with the Chicago White Sox in 1932, appearing in three games with no decisions.
Les was active in the minor leagues from 1927 to 1930 and built a 32-35 career record while appearing in 101 games. 1929 appears to be his best season when he went 12-12 while pitching 205 innings in 40 games for the Omaha Crickets of the Class A Western League. He worked in the sheet metal business after his baseball years and died at his home at the age of 69 in Barrington, IL on September 19, 1972.