January 31, 2011
Toronto to unveil poster of Canadian baseball pitcher Fergie Jenkins
In celebration of Black History Month in Toronto, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday will unveil a poster that celebrates the contribution of Fergie Jenkins, the first Canadian pitcher to win Major League Baseball’s Cy Young Award and the first Canadian to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Fergie played major league ball from 1965 to 1983. He is one of only four major league pitchers to have struck out more than 3,000 batters while walking fewer than 1,000 batters over the course of his career. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.