Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ferguson Jenkins - Cub Leader and League Leader

Ferguson Jenkins is an all-time fan favorite of the Chicago Cubs and is also a League Leader –shown here paired with fellow Hall of Famers, Gibson and Perry as a 1970 League Leader in Wins and Strikeouts.

Between these four pitchers there are eight Cy Young awards (Perry actually had one in each league).

Jenkins was the backbone of the Cubs rotation and had six consecutive years of 20 wins or more from 1967 until 197
2. Jenkins also boasts membership in the over 3000 under 1000 club; over 3000 strikeouts and under 1000 walks (can any other pitcher say that ?).

An interesting note about the 1969 Cubs team; Jenkins was the only non-USA born player on that roster, being a proud Canadian.

Jenkins has 267 career complete games, more than Gibson (255) or Seaver (231) to go along with his 284 career wins.

Fergie will always be a Cub Leader, League Leader, Hall of Famer and a top tier pitcher of all-time.

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