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But the fact of the matter is that he like some company.

pretty proud of that. Right now, I the only one , said Jenkins, who is in Winnipeg for the 2014 American Association All star festivities. was hoping Larry Walker would get that opportunity the last few years. You hate to say you the only one. Canada is such a big country and we produce a lot of great athletes. I know that before long, someone is going to join me. arrived in Winnipeg on Monday from Cooperstown, where he saw the most recent class of inductees have their day in the sun.

a lot of fun to sit on the dais and listen to the induction speeches, said Jenkins. one is different. We all came from different parts of the world. The players all have something to say and it pretty relevant. You got to thank the scout that signed you. That the No. 1 thing. scout who found Jenkins and his live arm as a youngster was Gene Dziadura, a former minor leaguer who became a mentor to him.

said to me the word around Chatham is that you want to become a professional athlete, which I did. He said with that arm, your ticket might be pitching, said Jenkins.

Truer words were never spoken.

Two years later, Jenkins signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies jerseys organization and three years later, he was in the big leagues as a September call up.

The first trip to a big league mound, in 1965, is still fresh in his memory.

relieved Jim Bunning against the Cardinals jerseys and Bob Gibson and beat them in relief, said Jenkins. think the score was 4 3 in 12 innings and I pitched four innings wholesale mlb jerseys of relief. put together a long list of accomplishments during his 19 seasons in the majors, recording six consecutive 20 win seasons between 1967 and 1972 and capturing the Cy Young Award in 1971 after going 24 13 for the Chicago Cubs jerseys.

never had a sore arm and I was always able to go to the post, said Jenkins, who went 284 226 during his career with a 3.34 earned run average and 3,192 strike outs in more than 4,500 innings of work. look back and reflect, in 21 years in baseball, there a lot of good things that happen to you. I got to the big leagues when I was 21 and I retired when I was 40. I had a long career and I enjoyed it. played for fiery managers Leo Durocher and Billy Martin, among others.

Phillies jerseys pitching coach Cal McLish also had a big influence on his career.

slider was a great out pitch for me, said Jenkins, who roomed with Ernie Banks, Dwight Evans and Lee Smith during his career.

These days, Jenkins makes his home base in Anthem, Arizona, though he spends considerable time in Canada, since the Fergie Jenkins Foundation is based in St. Catherines, Ont.

Jenkins, who received the Order of Canada in 2007 for his off field accomplishments, has been to Manitoba on several occasions and enjoyed being around Shaw Park the past couple of days.

fun to see these young men, said Jenkins. came up at 21, but some guys mature a little later. Once you put that uniform on, there always scouts in the stands watching. You got to put your best foot forward. That what an All star competition is all about. Some of these guys might get a second shot, who knows?

But the fact of the matter is that he like some company.

pretty proud of that. Right now, I the only one , said Jenkins, who is in Winnipeg for the 2014 American Association All star festivities. was hoping Larry Walker would get that opportunity the last few years. You hate to say you the only one. Canada is such a big country and we produce a lot of great athletes. I know that before long, someone is going to join me. arrived in Winnipeg on Monday from Cooperstown, where he saw the most recent class of inductees have their day in the sun.