Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is Getting a Statue at Wrigley Field!

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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is Getting a Statue at Wrigley Field!

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In the pantheon of Chicago Cubs pitchers through the decades, very few can match the dominance and longevity of Fergie Jenkins. That’s probably why he’s a Hall of Famer, and roundly considered one of the best – if not the best – pitchers in franchise history. He’s certainly among the best starting pitchers in baseball history.

For those reasons, it is wholly appropriate that the man is going to be forever immortalized at Wrigley Field, where he pitched so well for so long:

Fergie will join Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Harry Caray with statues at Wrigley Field.

Just a legendary career for the Canadian-born righty:

Fergie had FIVE(!) seasons throwing over 300(!) innings. Yes, the game was different then, but you still had to be absurdly good to justify that many starts and that many innings. And Fergie was absurdly good. The guy had a season (1971, Cy Young) where he threw 325.0 innings and had 31 unintentional walks against 263 strikeouts. I mean, 30 of his 39 starts that year were complete games! You just couldn’t do anything.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.