Hall-of-Fame pitcher and Cubs legend Ferguson Jenkins on playing two sports, being a Harlem Globetrotter, more
2021-06-29
On the latest episode of the Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins, the guys are joined by Hall of Fame Pitcher and Cubs legend Ferguson Jenkins. One of Canada's greatest athletes speaks to his upbringing and not only how he became a pitcher, but a Harlem Globetrotter too! You can follow Ferguson Jenkins on Twitter and Instagram  1:00 - What was it like being called Canada's greatest athlete? 2:30 - How did Fergie go from an ice hockey player to a professional baseball pitcher? 9:00 - How important was it for Jenkins to finish games? 10:45 - With the rise in dominant pitching today, how does that compare to the issues in the 1968-69 seasons that led to baseball lowering the mound? 14:00 - There have been foreign substances on baseballs dating back to when Fergie played. 21:00 - What it was like leaving Canada and beginning his professional baseball career in the segregated south. 24:00 - Fergie was a 2-sport athlete, spending multiple offseasons playing for the Harlem Globetrotters! 31:00 - The NBA playoffs and the modern game. 33:00 - Fergie details his tragedies that have coincided with the success he's had throughout his career. 40:00 - How impactful it is to pay more attention to other people's lives and how important it is to maintain positive mental health. 57:00 - Why join Twitter and build a social media presence? Fergie just enjoys being able to connect with fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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