Cubs trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers
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“My game plan is simple,” Jenkins said. “I throw strikes and make ’em hit the ball. And if they don’t, I got another strikeout.”
But following his age-30 season in 1973 when Jenkins went 14-16, the Cubs decided to part ways with their ace.
“You better believe the price came high,” said Rangers manager Billy Martin following the trade. “But we feel…that getting Jenkins is the first big step toward establishing our pitching staff and turning things around for the Rangers.”
Jenkins was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum