Ferguson Jenkins (2012)

Induction Sponsored by

The Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Considered one of the dominant pitchers of his time, Ferguson Jenkins was a three-time MLB All-Star and was awarded the 1971 National League Cy Young Award winner.  He is one of four major league pitchers to ever record more than 3,000 strikeouts with fewer than 1,000 walks.  He served as pitching coach for the Oklahoma City 89ers, (1988-1989), and made his home in Guthrie, Oklahoma for 17 years. Jenkins was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991 and had his number, 31, retired by the Chicago Cubs in 2009.  Jenkins was also instrumental in establishing the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma.