By Wes Jameson
Fergie Jenkins has had an illustrious and memorable career. His ability to control games and nullify opponents led to him recieving many awards during and after his career.
Some of these include the: 1971 NL CY YOUNG AWARD, 1971 SPORTING NEWS PITCHER OF THE YEAR, 1974 AL COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR and him being selected as an All Star in three seasons. With all of his many achievements in baseball Jenkins feels that some of the accolades that he has received outside baseball are his nearest and dearest.
When asked what events and honours stand out the most, Fergie listed these in order of importance to him:
Being given a Star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
Having his number retired by the Chicago Cubs.
Becoming the first (and only) Canadian in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Receiving the Order of Canada
AWARDS • HONOURS • STATISTICS
Major League Baseball Awards
Three-time National League All Star (1967, 1971, 1972)
1971 National League CY YOUNG AWARD Winner
1971 The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award Winner
1974 American League Comeback Player of the Year Award
1991 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
2009 #31 Retired by the Chicago Cubs
Canadian Honors & Awards:
Four time Canadian Press Male Athlete of the Year (1967, 1968, 1971, 1974)
1974 Lou Marsh Trophy winner for Canada’s Top Athlete
1987 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
1987 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
2001 Enshrined on Canada’s Walk of Fame
2004 Honorary Doctorate of Law from McMaster University
2007 Order of Canada Recipient – Canada’s highest Civilian honour
2010 Immortalized on a Canadian Postage Stamp (Released in 2011)
It's time he joins the ranks of Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo and to have a statue at Wrigley Field.
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