Fergie Jenkins bringing his own stamp to city hall today
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Heroes and history pair up together at a city hall event today marking Black History Month across Canada.
Major League Baseball player Ferguson Jenkins will appear with his own stamp in a ceremony with Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz at noon on the second floor foyer at City Hall.
Jenkins is a National and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
Jenkins is remembered for putting up a lot of numbers in his major league career and in 2009, his old team, the Chicago Cubs did the honour of putting up a number for him. Fans had wondered how long it would take the Chicago Cubs to retire the jersey mostly closely associated with the Hall of Famer from Chatham, Ontario.
The Cubs retired the No. 31 jersey worn by Jenkins and Greg Maddux in a pre-game ceremony May 3, 2009.
Jenkins, then 66, was reported to be delighted comparing the event to the traditional start of the baseball season every year, telling one reporter over the phone, “It’s like opening day,” he said.
Jenkins has promised to sign autographs after the ceremony.