Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

Results: Fergie Jenkins Book Signing!!!

My signed copy of Fergie’s new autobiography was delivered last night!!!

And just like the first book, this one is a beauty. 

Fergie Jenkin’s life story is a fascinating one, and those thoughts extend well beyond his professional baseball career.  Fergie is my favorite pitcher of all-time, and once you learn more about his personal life from before, during, and after his playing days, you will find it hard to not have more respect for this baseball legend than you did prior to opening his book.

I have a few books liked up ahead of this one that I want to read, but I may have to shuffle them around a bit as now that I have possession of this book, I don’t know if I can put it on the side…

Here are a few pictures of my newest Fergie Jenkins acquisition. 

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Too Sweet!!!  A special ‘Thank You’ goes out to the great people at Anderson’s bookstore in Naperville, IL.  And a very special ‘Thank You’ goes out to Fergie Jenkins for making this fan’s day!!!

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Look At What I Found – Ron Santo!!!

How did I not know that this book existed?  With all of the reading I have done about the Chicago Cubs and their star players from the 60’s and 70’s, I cannot believe that this one eluded me.

Amazingly I found someone selling this brand new book on Amazon for just $3.99 so I quickly scooped it up.  I have a few more books lined up in front of it to read but I am eager to hear from this Cubs legend.

Written in 1993, I am hopeful that this book is loaded with stories about Santo’s playing days at Wrigley Field alongside Billy, Fergie, Ernie, and the other guys that wore ‘Cubby Blue’.

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Now I just need to find a way to get this signed…

Happy Anniversary Ken Holtzman!!!

On this day in 1969 Ken Holtzman pitched a no-hitter.

In front of a crowd of 37,000+ loyal fans at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, Holtzman’s home team battled the Atlanta Braves.  The only offense that the Cubs needed that day was a 3-run home run by Ron Santo as Ken Holtzman was on fire.

Here are some of the numbers from that historic afternoon:  9 innings pitched, 0 hits allowed, 0 runs allowed, 3 walks, and 0 strikeouts.

This may be the first no-hitter that I have researched in which the pitcher did not strike out a single batter – WoW!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Holtzman!!!!

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