» September 10, 1965: Phils rookie Ferguson Jenkins debuts with four 1/3 innings of relief against the Cardinals and picks up his first victory. Philadelphia wins 54 in 12 innings. It is the Phillies 10,000th game decision since 1900.
» April 21, 1966: The 17 Cubs trade veteran pitchers Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl to Philadelphia for young P Ferguson Jenkins, OF Adolfo Phillips, and 1B/OF John Herrnstein. "It's the best deal we could've made," says Phils manager Gene Mauch. "I think it complemented our staff exactly the way we wanted." Jenkins was 21 for the Phils in 1965 after being brought up from Arkansas (PCL), but he'll go into the Hall of Fame as a Cub.
» April 23, 1966: Two days after putting on a Cubs uniform, Ferguson Jenkins hits his first major league homer, off Don Sutton, drives in a 2nd run, and shuts out the Dodgers to win, 20. For rookie Sutton, it is the first of 13 straight losses the Cubs will hand him.
» July 19, 1966: At Chicago, Cubs Byron Browne strikes out five times against Reds starter Jim Maloney. The Reds finally win, 32, in 18 innings, with Joe Nuxhall victorious over Fergie Jenkins. Don Pavletich belts a homer in the 18th inning off Jenkins. In tomorrow's Reds win over the Cubs, Browne will K another three times to set a National League record for two games on his way to leading the NL in strikeouts with 143.
» September 2, 1966: The Pirates take over 1st place by topping the Cubs 75 on a Roberto Clemente home run, his 2000th career hit. Clemente's home run gives him 101 RBIs for the year, the 1st time he's topped 100. Bob Veale is the winner over Fergie Jenkins.
» July 2, 1967: In front of a crowd of 40,000, Ferguson Jenkins (11-5) pitches the Cubs into a first-place tie with St. Louis by defeating Cincinnati 41. The Cubs have won 17 of 19 games.
» July 23, 1967:
At Chicago, the Giants are 53 winners in Game One as Mike McCormick tops Fergie Jenkins. Jesus Alou hits his 2nd homer in three weeks off Jenkins.
» April 25, 1968:
At Chicago, the Cubs are 52 winner over the Braves, with Ferguson Jenkins beating Ken Johnson. Felipe Alou homers for the Braves.
» June 20, 1968:
The Cubs lose to the Cardinals, 10, for their 5th shutout in a row. During the streak, Fergie Jenkins allows one run in 18 innings, and comes away with a loss and a no decision.
» June 21, 1968: It's been a bad week for the Cubs, but they end their scoreless streak at 48 innings, tying a ML mark set in 1906, beating the Reds, 32, behind Joe Niekro. George Culver is the losing pitcher, allowing the Cubs 1st score in the 3rd inning when he gives up a walk with the sacks full. The five straight shutout losses also ties a league mark. The streak started on June 15, the final eight innings of a loss to Atlanta; 10 loss to Phil Niekro in 11 inn; 10 loss to Cards Nelson Briles; 40 one hitter to Steve Carlton; 10 loss to Bob Gibson. During the drought, Fergie Jenkins allows one run in 18 inn and got loss and no decision.
» July 31, 1968: Chicago's Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, and Jim Hickman hit 4th-inning home runs as Fergie Jenkins (12-10) beats the Astros 61 at Wrigley Field.
» September 11, 1968: New York's Jim McAndrew finally wins one, beating the Cubs 10, on two hits. It is Fergie Jenkins' (17-14) 5th 10 loss of the season, which ties a ML record. Despite the loss, Jenkins will win 20 for the 2nd straight year, using a club record-tying 40 starts to do it. Alexander, in 1920, had 40 starts.
» May 13, 1969: Cubs 1B Ernie Banks has seven RBIincluding his 1,500thon two 3-run homers and a double in Chicago's 190 blowout against San Diego, matching the biggest shutout margin in modern National League history. Cubs pitcher Dick Selma is the recipient, allowing just three hits, while Dick Kelley takes the loss. The Pads swapped Selma earlier in the season and he gives the Cubs their 3rd shutout in a row. Banks, Billy Williams and Randy Hundley leave after Oliver's home run in the 6th makes it 140, and Don Young caps a 5-run 7th with a 3-run homer. Selma's shutout follows consecutive shutouts by Ferguson Jenkins and Ken Holtzman.
» July 11, 1969:
Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs lose to the Mets, 10. For Jenkins, it is his 4th 10 loss this year.
» July 15, 1969: The Mets rough up Fergie Jenkins for three home runs, including Al Weis's 2nd in two days, to beat the Cubs 95. The Cubs now lead New York by three 1/2 games. At the end of the game Tom Seaver jumps out of the dugout and clicks his heels several times. The Mets will win tomorrow as well.
» May 10, 1970:
At Wrigley Field, Pete Rose clubs a 2-run homer off Fergie Jenkins in the 9th inning, as the Reds overcome the Cubs, 76.
» July 24, 1970:
25th For the 4th time in his career, Billy Williams has the only hit for the Cubs, as he connects safely twice against the Braves Phil Niekro. Each time previously, Williams also had multiple hit games to spoil no-hitters. Niekro coasts to a 90 victory over Fergie Jenkins.
» August 19, 1970:
Fergie Jenkins homers and his teammates add another six as Chicago coasts over San Diego, 122. Jim Hickman (2), Glenn Beckert, Johnny Callison, Joe Pepitone, and Billy Williams also round trip for Chicago. Six of the Cub homers are solo shots and San Diego adds a solo homer: the seven solo homers by two teams sets a National League record and ties the ML mark set on April 29, 1962.
» September 18, 1970: The Cubs sweep a pair from Montreal, winning 32 and 54. Fergie Jenkins wins his 20th in game 1, helped by Billy Williams' 40th homer of the year. Phil Regan is the victor in game 2.
» October 1, 1970:
Fergie Jenkins allows two hitstwo doubles by Ken Singleton, and Joe Pepitone hits a 2-run homer to beat the Mets, 41. The win puts the Cubs in 2nd place in the NL East, with the Mets in 3rd.
» April 6, 1971:
Before 41,121 at Chicago, Billy Williams clubs a 10th inning homer off Bob Gibson to give the Cubs a 21 win over the Cards. Joe Torre's homer, off Fergie Jenkins, is the only Cardinal score.
» May 15, 1971: Fergie Jenkins (72) pitches and bats the Cubs to a 64 win over San Diego. Jenkins hits a 2-run home run and finishes his 7th game in eight starts. Billy Williams connects for his 300th home run.
» August 2, 1971: Houston's Don Wilson allows just two hits in beat the Cubs and Fergie Jenkins, 21.
» August 20, 1971: Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th, beating Houston 32. The win pulls the Cubs to four 1/2 behind Pittsburgh. But following two losses to Houston, Leo Durocher and the players will square off in a clubhouse meeting on the 23rd. Durocher accuses Ron Santo of demanding that the team give him a day, and the third sacker has to be restrained from going after Leo. Leo will finally lip an "I quit," but stay on through the season in a frosty relationship with the team.
» August 28, 1971:
With 34,988 looking on, the Braves spoil "Ron Santo Day" at Wrigley Field by beating Ferguson Jenkins and the Cubs, 43. Santo is 1-for-3 with a run scored.
» September 1, 1971:
At Wrigley, pitcher Fergie Jenkins leads the Cubs to a 52 win over Montreal by clouting two home runs and driving in three runs. Bill Stoneman takes the loss.
» September 5, 1971:
Cardinal pitcher Jerry Reuss is a winner, 125, in a duel with Chicago's Fergie Jenkins. Jenkins gives up home run to Matty Alou in the contest and now all three Alou brothers have hit dingers off him.
» October 26, 1971:
Ferguson Jenkins wins the Cy Young Award in the National League.
» April 28, 1972: Cubs 1B Joe Pepitone, sidelined with a stomach ailment, returns to the lineup and smashes two three-run homers as the Cubs beat the Reds, 10-8. It's the Cubs first win in nine games and Fergie Jenkins 1st win of the year. Monday and Cardenal also homer for Chicago.
» May 3, 1972: For the second straight day, the Cubs whomp the Braves, 121. Jose Cardenal leads the attack with a triple, double, and two singles. Fergie Jenkins is the easy winner as Jack Billingham loses his 4th straight.
» July 27, 1972: Marking the debut of manager Whitey Lockman, Fergie Jenkins allows one hit in the Cubs 40 win over the Phillies. Willie Montanez's 4th inning double is the only hit. Reliever Jack Aker falters in the nitecap, and the Phils win, 41.
» September 4, 1972:
The Cubs top the Mets, 20, as Fergie Jenkins posts his 19th win. The Cubs then drop the second game, 72, to Gary Gentry, who strikes out 8.
» September 8, 1972:
Beating the Phils 43, Fergie Jenkins wins his 20th, the 6th consecutive year he's reached the mark. This ties the Cubs club record set by Three Finger Brown, 1906-11. Billy Williams 2-run home run in the 6th ties it at 33, and a pair of doubles in the 8th wins it.
» May 31, 1973: Against Houston, Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins gives up home run to Jesus Alou, but holds on as the Cubs win, 168. Dave Roberts takes the loss. The tally of Alou family homers off Jenkins is as follows: Jesus homered on July 7th and 23rd, 1967 while with the Giants: Felipe Alou homered on April 25, 1968 as a Brave; Matty Alou hit a homer on September 5, 1971 while with the Cards.
» July 6, 1973:
Chicago Cub P Fergie Jenkins beats the Padres, 85, for his 13th straight win over San Diego. The streak began on May 12, 1969.
» October 25, 1973: The Cubs trade 6-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Rangers for 3B Bill Madlock and utility man Vic Harris. Fergie has led the Cubs in wins in each of the past seven seasons, the only pitcher ever to do so and then be traded. Meanwhile, the Giants trade 3-time home run champion Willie McCovey, a Giant since 1959, together with a minor leaguer, to the Padres for P Mike Caldwell.
» October 2, 1974: In the Rangers' season finale, Billy Martin allows Ferguson Jenkins to hit for himself rather than use the DH, the first such incident in the American League all season. Jenkins singles to break up the Twins Jim Hughes's no-hitter, scores the Rangers' first run, and goes on to win his 25th game of the season 21. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Harmon Killebrew pinch hits for Larry Hisle and strikes out. It is the Killer's last ML at bat as a Twin. He'll sign on as a DH for the Royals after declining the Twins offer to manage in the minors.
» November 17, 1975:
The Rangers trade 7-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Red Sox for OF Juan Beniquez, two pitchers, and cash.
» April 9, 1976: In a classic Opening Day pitchers' duel between the Orioles Jim Palmer and the Red Sox Fergie Jenkins, who would combine for 552 ML wins, Palmer prevails 10.
» September 1, 1976: Red Sox pitcher Fergie Jenkins rips his Achilles tendon covering 1B in the 5th inning against the Rangers. Jenkins (1211) is through for the year.
» April 24, 1977: Fergie Jenkins fires the first shutout ever in Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, as the Red Sox defeat the Blue Jays, 90.
» June 13, 1977: At Fenway, pitcher Boston Fergie Jenkins strikes out his 2,397th batter to move ahead of Sandy Koufax on the all-time list. Boston edges the White Sox, 54, in 10 innings.
» December 14, 1977: The Red Sox trade P Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers for P John Poloni and cash. Jenkins, who supposedly had to be awakened in the bullpen on September 17 and never pitched after that, will partially regain his form in Texas, averaging 15 wins a year for the next three seasons.
» June 15, 1978:
Hours after the game, the Red Sox sell popular OF Bernie Carbo to the Indians, the last of what the press dubbed as "The Outlaws." Others reportedly out of favor with manager Don Zimmer and dealt off include Fergie Jenkins, Jim Willoughby, Rick Wise, and Reggie Cleveland. Sam Bowen is called up to take Carbo's place.
» June 20, 1978: Toronto is defeated for the 3rd consecutive game by a Canadian-born pitcher. The Blue Jays lose to John Hiller of Detroit, after having previously tasted defeat at the hands of Ferguson Jenkins and Reggie Cleveland of the Texas Rangers.
» July 14, 1978:
Texas P Fergie Jenkins allows three solo homers -- one to Fred Lynn and two to Dwight Evans -- in beating Boston, 43. Bert Campaneris homers off Mike Torrez (11-5).
» October 1, 1978: Rangers manager Billy Hunter is fired following a 94 victory over the Mariners. Seattle's Kevin Pasley homers in what will be his last ML at bat. Pasley's only career home run comes off Fergie Jenkins.
» June 7, 1979: Texas slugger John Ellis drives in six runs to lead the Rangers to a 71 win over Milwaukee. Ellis has two homers and a double to back Fergie Jenkins win. John Grubb singles in the 9th to extend his hitting streak to 20 games.
» July 28, 1979:
At Texas, the Boston Red Sox pull off a first-inning triple play9-4-3against the Rangers. It's Boston's 3rd TP of the year (July 23 and May 10) tying a major-league record and it's needed as the Sox win, 10. Dennis Eckersley beats Fergie Jenkins.
» May 3, 1980: Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins defeats the Orioles 32 to become only the 4th pitcher to win 100 games in each league. He won 149 games for the Phillies and Cubs before joining the American League in 1974.
» May 23, 1980:
Ferguson Jenkins of the Rangers wins his 250th career game, a 31 two-hitter versus Oakland.
» August 25, 1980: At Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, Rangers P Ferguson Jenkins is arrested for possession of illegal drugs after customs officials discover an estimated $500 worth of cocaine, marijuana, and hashish in his suitcase. The arrest stuns the entire country, where Jenkins, a Canadian citizen, is considered a national hero.
» September 8, 1980: Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely as a result of his August 25th drug arrest in Toronto. On September 22nd, the suspension will be overturned by arbitrator Raymond Goetz, the first time ever a commissioner's decision is overruled by an arbitrator.
» December 18, 1980: Ferguson Jenkins is convicted on cocaine possession charges in a Canadian court, but has the verdict immediately erased by Judge Gerald Young because of his years of "exemplary" conduct.
» May 25, 1982: Ferguson Jenkins of the Cubs fans Garry Templeton in the 3rd inning of a 21 loss to the Padres to become the 7th pitcher in ML history to record 3,000 career strikeouts.
» August 4, 1982: OF Joel Youngblood becomes the first ML player ever to play for two different teams in two different cities on the same day, and collects a hit in each game. After going 1-for-2 off Fergie Jenkins in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field, a 74 Mets win, Youngblood is traded from the Mets to the Expos and flies to Philadelphia in time to enter the game that night in the 6th inning, going 1-for-1 off another Hall of Famer, Steve Carlton. The Phils beat the Expos, 54.
» August 6, 1983: Walt Terrell becomes the first pitcher in five years to homer twice in one game, belting a pair of 2-run shots off Ferguson Jenkins to lead New York to a 41 win over the Cubs.
» August 23, 1983:
At Wrigley, Reds rookie Jeff Russell beats Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs, 42. Russell adds his only career home run. Dave Concepcion is called out on a steal attempt, and then is tossed out for arguing with ump Dave Pallone. He also gets suspended for three days for allegedly spitting on Pallone during the argument.
» March 17, 1984: Ferguson Jenkins is given his unconditional release by the Cubs. He was 6-9 with a 4.30 ERA last season.
» January 8, 1991: Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry, and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility.
» August 2, 1991: Mike Jeffcoat of the Rangers gets an RBI double in the 9th inning of a 15-1 win over the Brewers. He becomes the first American League pitcher to drive in a run in a game since the DH rule went into effect in 1973, and the first AL pitcher to get a hit since Ferguson Jenkins did so on October 2, 1974.
» September 28, 1993: After three unsuccessful attempts, Dennis Martinez of the Expos picks up his 100th National League victory, defeating the Marlins, 3-2. He becomes the 7th pitcher in history to win 100 games in each league, joining Cy Young, Nolan Ryan, Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins, Jim Bunning. and Al Orth.