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"Pitchers are a breed apart...," wrote Eliot Asinof in a Time biography of pitching great Fergie Jenkins. "They are special, and they know it. Ferguson Jenkins was the perfect pitcher." Over 19 baseball seasons, the three-time All-Star finished with a record of 284 wins and 226 losses, despite pitching at home in some of baseball's hitters' ballparks, including Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston. Jenkin's unprecedented combination of 3,000-plus strikeouts and less than 1,000 walks made him one of baseball's most controlled finesse pitchers.
The six-foot-five, 200-pound right-hander joined Major League Baseball's elite early in his career and was lauded by baseball fans in the United States and Canada after his retirement in 1983. The first Canadian elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, Jenkins also became Commissioner of the newly formed Canadian Baseball League (CBL) in 2003.