A report on Ferguson Jenkins

Jenkins in 1973
Jenkins in 1997

Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

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Jenkins in 1973

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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.

Strikeout

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In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Detroit Tigers fan keep track of their starting pitcher's strikeouts during a game in 2010, with each 'K' representing one strikeout
The batter attempting to advance to first base after an uncaught third strike, which the catcher has already retrieved and is about to throw to the first baseman to record the putout
An electronic banner announcing the milestone achievement of John Smoltz recording his 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008

12) Ferguson Jenkins – 3,192

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010

Pedro Martínez

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Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Martínez in 2004
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Martínez pitching during his brief stint with the Phillies in 2009
Martínez speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015

Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise.

Maddux in 2009

Greg Maddux

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

The other three pitchers who have accomplished this feat are Ferguson Jenkins, Curt Schilling, and Pedro Martínez.

Chicago Cubs

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American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

The late-1960s brought hope of a renaissance, with third baseman Ron Santo, pitcher Ferguson Jenkins, and outfielder Billy Williams joining Banks.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.

3,000 strikeout club

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Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.
Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, second all-time in strikeouts, is one of only three left-handed pitchers with 3,000 strikeouts.
An electronic banner announces John Smoltz' 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008.

The other teams with multiple members are the Chicago Cubs (Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux), the New York Yankees (Phil Niekro and Sabathia), and the Houston Astros (Nolan Ryan and Justin Verlander).

Schilling with the Red Sox

Curt Schilling

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American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

Schilling with the Red Sox
1997 Philadelphia Phillies #38 Curt Schilling road jersey
Curt Schilling on the mound
Pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Éric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Schilling prior to a Red Sox game at Safeco Field
Curt Schilling hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy during the Red Sox 2007 World Series Parade.
Schilling presenting an "Above and Beyond Award" in 2007.
Schilling and Ice Cube promoting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The other three who accomplished this feat are Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, and former Boston Red Sox ace and teammate Pedro Martínez.

Texas Rangers (baseball)

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American professional baseball team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

American professional baseball team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

U.S. President Richard Nixon throwing the Opening Day ceremonial first pitch at RFK Stadium on April 7, 1969, with Ted Williams (left) and Bob Short (right, partially obscured by Ralph Houk)
Jim Sundberg, catcher from 1974–83; 1988–89
Arlington Stadium, home ballpark from 1972 to 1993
President George H. W. Bush with son, George W. Bush, and baseball broadcaster, Joe Morgan, in the Texas Rangers locker room, 1991. Future president George W. Bush (far right) owned the Rangers from 1989 to 1994
Globe Life Park opened in 1994.
Michael Young was selected for the MLB All-Star Game seven times (2004–2009, 2011).
Nelson Cruz, Rangers outfielder from 2006 to 2013
Ron Washington, managed the Rangers from 2007 to 2014, winning two A.L. pennants ('10, '11)
Rangers Captain (May 2016)
Adrián Beltré
Ferguson Jenkins
Ivan Rodriguez
Nolan Ryan pitched for the Rangers from 1989 to 1993.
Josh Hamilton set the single-season batting average record (.359) in 2010.
The Dell Diamond is the home of the Round Rock Express, the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate
Globe Life Park opened in 1994.

Mike Hargrove was awarded American League Rookie of the Year, Billy Martin was named AL Manager of the Year, Jeff Burroughs won AL MVP, and Ferguson Jenkins was named the Comeback Player of the Year after winning 25 games, a club record to this day.

Walker with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005

Larry Walker

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Canadian former professional baseball right fielder and National Baseball Hall of Fame member.

Canadian former professional baseball right fielder and National Baseball Hall of Fame member.

Walker with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005
1989-1991 Montreal Expos #33 Larry Walker home jersey
Walker in the outfield at Coors Field in 2001

Previously, Canadian baseball luminaries included Tip O'Neill, the first Canadian to win a Triple Crown back in 1887, and Ferguson Jenkins, Canada's first selectee to the American Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

Jenkins, circa 1935

Ferguson Jenkins Sr.

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Jenkins, circa 1935

Ferguson Holmes Jenkins (1909 – 31 October 1996), also known as Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins Sr., was a Canadian baseball player, and the father of National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins.

Rod Carew

1991 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1991 followed the system in place since 1978.

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1991 followed the system in place since 1978.

Rod Carew
Ferguson Jenkins
Bill Veeck
Gaylord Perry
Tony Lazzeri

The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent major league players and elected three, Rod Carew, Ferguson Jenkins, and Gaylord Perry.