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

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 place on November 3, 1971, the 6-foot-5 Chatham, Ont., native, became the first Canadian to capture the honour. “Yes, winning theContinue reading “Flashback: 49 years ago, Fergie Jenkins becomes first Canadian to win Cy Young Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Rob Thomson, Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins

. My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The primary knock against Larry Walker’s case for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been that he played his home games at Coors Field for 10 seasons. So I thought I would compare Walker’s career road on-base plus slugging percentageContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Rob Thomson, Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Mayberry Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Tom Lawless

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When John Mayberry Jr. doubled in the 10th inning for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, he became part of the first father-and-son combination to appear in a game for the club. His father, of course, manned first base for parts of five seasonsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Mayberry Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Tom Lawless”