Jenkins, Ferguson

Ferguson Jenkins
Born: December 13, 1943, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Played For: 
Philadelphia Phillies (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966-1973, 1982-1983), Texas Rangers (1974-1975, 1978-1981), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1991

Canada's first Hall of Fame member, Fergie Jenkins used pinpoint control and effectively changed speeds to win 284 games. Cast in the same mold as finesse artists like Catfish Hunter and Robin Roberts, Jenkins forged an impressive 3.34 ERA despite playing 12 of his 19 seasons in hitters' ballparks -- Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. A diligent workhorse, Jenkins used an easy, uncomplicated motion to reach the 20-win mark seven times and capture the National League Cy Young Award in 1971.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that control artist Fergie Jenkins is the only Hall of Fame member of the 3,000-strikeout club to have surrendered fewer than 1,000 walks?
His hard slider and his sinker are his best pitches. But your stuff is never good unless you can throw strikes. He can. And he can throw them all day.
Joe Becker