1974 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures Career Strikeout #2,000!!!!
On this day in 1974, the Texas Rangers were hosting the Cleveland Indians in what would be a landmark game for Rangers’ starting pitcher Ferguson Jenkins.
In front of a crowd that was 14,800 fans deep, Jenkins collected career strikeout #2,000 when he struck out George Hendrick for the final out of the game. It was his 9th strikeout of the evening.
The Rangers won the game 2-0, and Fergie also captured his 20th win of the season, his first with the Rangers.
His line from the game Win, Complete Game, Shutout, 2 Hits Allowed, 0 Runs Allowed, 0 Walks Allowed, 9 Strikeouts, and just 29 batters faced.
One heck of a night for Mr. Jenkins – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!