Monday, March 16, 2015

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #25: "FLY" FERGIE JENKINS

Today's "Nicknames of the 70s" profile is pitching great and future Hall of Fame member Fergie "Fly" Jenkins.
Check out my card design:


I used the 1971 template since he would take home his only Cy Young Award that season, and he was smack in the middle of an incredible run of six straight 20-win seasons, as well as five straight 200+ strikeout campaigns.
He was amazing!
He'd eventually post six 20-win seasons, six 200-strikeout seasons, five 300+-inning years, four sub-3.00 E.R.A. Years and become the first pitcher in Major League history to finish with 3000+ strikeouts with LESS than 1000 base on balls.
Overall in 19-seasons Jenkins finished with a 284-226 record, with a 3.34 earned run average, 49 shutouts and 3192 strikeouts over 664 games, 594 of which were starts.
In 1991 he was elected into the baseball Hall of Fame on his third try, gaining 75.4% of the vote, thus sealing his star legacy forever.
"Fly!"

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo (and card) G. Love the button-downs from the early 70's before pull-over polys were the norm.

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