Fergie Jenkins And His 1971 Cy Young Award

Fergie Jenkins And His 1971 Cy Young Award

In today’s game if a pitcher wins 20 games he is almost a shoe-in for the Cy Young award.  But back in the 1970′s, that was not the case.  While still a rare feat four decades ago, the 20-game winner has all but vanished in the 2000′s…

In 1971 Fergie Jenkins won the Cy Young award.  In that campaign, Fergie had a record of 24-13 while starting 39 times.  And of those 39 starts, he completed an amazing 30 games.  He compiled a 2.77 ERA and struck out 263 batters in 325 innings pitched.

Jenkins finished in the Top 3 three other times during his magnificent career.  Had it not been for the amazing careers of Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter, Fergie may have been a multiple time winner…  We can dream, can’t we??

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