Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fergie Jenkins

On this day in 1966 the Cubs traded away two big name pitchers, former all-star Bob Buhl, and former 24-game winner Larry Jackson, for two outfielders (Adolpho Phillips and John Herrnstein) and a little known reliever named Fergie Jenkins.

The outfielders didn't amount to much, but that little known reliever was converted into a starter by Leo Durocher and won more than 140 games for the Cubs over the next seven seasons.

He's in the Hall of Fame wearing a Cubs cap.