1965 HEADLINE: Ferguson Jenkins Notches First Win As A Cub & Connects For Home Run!!!
On this day in 1965, Fergie Jenkins made his second start for the Cubs. The team was at home to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of a crowd of just 6,974 fans.
The ones that were at the ballpark, were in for a treat!!
Fergie took over in relief during the third inning of the game for Bob Hendley. He then threw five plus innings allowing four hits and zero runs while striking out three batters. During that stretch, the Cubs scored two run to take a lead and secure victory.
And it was Fergie Jenkins that supplied the offense!!! Jenkins went 2-for-3 on the day including a 2-run home run that would account for all of the runs needed to secure victory for the Cubs and Fergie.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Jenkins!!!