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Chicago Cubs: Long Overdue Recognition Comes to Fergie Jenkins

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When the Chicago Cubs announced in March that on May 3, this Sunday, they will retire Ferguson Jenkins' No. 31, it made my day. Adding Greg Maddux to share the honor embodies the legendary words of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, "It's a great day for baseball. Let's play two."

Ferguson Jenkins, the pride of Chatham, Ontario and the only Canadian member of the Baseball Hall of Fame is finally getting a long overdue honor of being immortalized in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, home of some of his greatest accomplishments.

I got to see Fergie pitch in his prime, 1969 to 1973, as the Cubs' ace and stud of pitching staff whenever Chicago came into Montreal to play the Expos. Back in the day, he was an SRO ticket as a the p...

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