Fergie Jenkins to be honoured with statue in hometown of Chatham

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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 →

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

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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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Fun Fergie Facts: He should have been a 300-game winner

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The magic number for starting pitchers to secure automatic entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame used to be 300 wins. At least that's what it was during the era when Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) played. That also explains, in part, why Jenkins, who amassed... Continue Reading →

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Fun Fergie Facts: 24 wins, 30 complete games, 6 HRs, .478 SLG

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This is the first of what will be an ongoing series that will honour Fergie Jenkins, the greatest Canadian to play in the big leagues. In each of these articles, I will highlight a little-known but outstanding fact about the Hall of Famer that was born in Chatham, Ont. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada... Continue Reading →

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