Ferguson Arthur "Fergie" Jenkins CM is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach. He played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Jenkins played the majority of his career for the Cubs. He was a National League and Cubs All-Star for three seasons, and in 1971, he was the first Canadian and Cubs pitcher to win a Cy Young Award. He was a 20-game winner for seven seasons, including six consecutive seasons for the Cubs. He was the NL leader in wins, in 1971, and the American League leader in wins, in 1974. He was also the NL leader in complete games in 1967, 1970, and 1971, and the AL leader in complete games in 1974. He led the NL in strikeouts in 1969 and had over 3,000 strikeouts during his career. Jenkins also played basketball in the off-season for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1967 to 1969, and pitched two seasons in Canada for the minor league London Majors following his major league career.
About Ferguson Jenkins
MLB pitcher who won 284 games over his 19-year career. During his eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he was a 3-time All-Star and the 1971 NL Cy Young winner. In 1991, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
He excelled at hockey while growing up in Canada.
He was once arrested at an airport for trying to smuggle cocaine and marijuana across the border.
He was married three times. He married his third wife Lydia in 1993. He has four daughters, Delores, Kimberly, Samantha and Kelly, and a son, Raymond.
He wore the same jersey number for the Chicago Cubs as Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux.
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- 3,000 strikeout club - In Major League Baseball, the 3,000 strikeout club is the group of pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.
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