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Ferguson Jenkins
  Ferguson Jenkins was born in Chatham in 1943 and went on to find fame as one of the greatest baseball players to ever come out of Canada. In June of 1965 Ferguson signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. He went on to play with the Cubs, the Rangers and the Red Sox and was one of only 5 pitchers to win 100 games in each league. Jenkins was the Male Athlete of the Year in 1967. He was the first Canadian inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York in 1991. Jenkins has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and is a recipient of the Order of Canada. The Fergie Jenkins Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities in
Ferguson Jenkins - Photo Courtesy of the University of Windsor Alumni Hall of Fame
  Canada and the United States.
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