Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins

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Ferguson Arthur "Fergie" Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1942)[1] is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia PhilliesChicago CubsTexas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox (19651983).

Jenkins played the majority of his career for the Cubs. He was a National League (NL) 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 (AL) 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.[2] In 1991, Jenkins became the first (and as of 2019, only) Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.