Autograph Of The Week: Fergie Jenkins

On May 2, 1980, Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins of the Texas Rangers became the fourth pitcher in Major League history to win one-hundred or more games in both the American and National leagues.

Jenkins won the historic game 3-to-2 versus the Baltimore Orioles at Arlington Stadium to join Jim Bunning, Gaylord Perry, and Cy Young in this pitching milestone.

"During those fourteen seasons, and for all my career really, I didn't consider pitching to be work - I was having fun playing in the major leagues." - Fergie Jenkins
Autograph of the Week

1st Week of May Recipient

Fergie Jenkins Autograph
Fergie Jenkins

Card
1981 Fleer

Card Number
622

Pen
Blue Sharpie

Notes
Autograph show signature.



Did you know that Fergie Jenkins was the first National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee who was born in Canada?

Fergie Jenkins played twelve of his nineteen seasons in "hitters' ballparks" yet won twenty games seven times, finished his career with a 3.34 ERA, and had more than three-thousand strikeouts .

Six of Jenkins' seven twenty-win seasons were consecutive and he struck out more than two-hundred batters during each of those seasons.

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