Friday, September 21, 2012
Cubs 365, September 21
He came in to relieve Cubs starter Chuck Rainey in the 6th inning, with the Cubs leading the game 5-4. Jenkins helped get Rainey out of trouble that inning, but in the seventh Fergie struggled after getting the first two outs. The rest of that inning included a walk, a balk, a single, a double, and an error by a young Cubs second baseman named Ryne Sandberg. Two unearned runs came across the plate, and the Pirates had the lead 6-5.
But because the Cubs scored twice in the bottom of the seventh (thanks to a sacrifice fly by Jody Davis and an RBI single by Larry Bowa), Fergie was the pitcher of record when the dust settled.
It wasn't a thing of beauty, but in a career filled with tough-luck 1-0 losses, it seems only fair that Fergie's final win would be a cheap one. He retired after the season, and was elected into the hall of fame in 1991.