New national education program to teach youth about Fergie Jenkins

Photo: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame December 13, 2022 Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Calgary, Alta. – Youth across Canada will be provided the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the journey of one of this nation’s most prolific athletes in the sport of baseball,... Continue Reading →

Fergie Jenkins launches legal action against foundation in his name to retrieve artifacts

Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins would like to move his foundation and museum to his hometown of Chatham, Ont. Photo: CTV News Windsor October 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada In a sad turn of events, Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins is taking legal action against the foundation in his name to retrieve... Continue Reading →

Fergie Jenkins to be honoured with statue in hometown of Chatham

Fergie Jenkins beside his statue outside Wrigley Field. Photo: Fergie Jenkins/Twitter September 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Starting next spring, you won't have to drive to Wrigley Field to see a statue of Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins. Darrin Canniff, the mayor of Chatham, Ont., Jenkins' hometown, announced on Thursday that a... Continue Reading →

Flashback: 49 years ago, Fergie Jenkins becomes first Canadian to win Cy Young Award

Fergie Jenkins is presented with the 1971 National League Cy Young Award at Wrigley Field. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It took him until his fifth consecutive 20-win season, but in 1971, Fergie Jenkins finally received the National League Cy Young Award. With the announcement, which formally took... Continue Reading →

Fun Fergie Facts: 4 starts at Exhibition Stadium, 4 complete games

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Fergie Jenkins was a savvy, 34-year-old veteran with a Hall of Fame resume when he first had the opportunity to pitch a major league game in his home province. After outstanding tenures with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, the Chatham, Ont.-born right-hander was with the Boston Red Sox... Continue Reading →

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