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September 2011 Issue

September 2011 Issue

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Published by TimO'Riley
The September 2011 issue of Wrigleyville Magazine is finally here! Following a couple of unanticipated delays, come check out what we've turned out as we near the end of the 2011 season.
The September 2011 issue of Wrigleyville Magazine is finally here! Following a couple of unanticipated delays, come check out what we've turned out as we near the end of the 2011 season.

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•NextforaStatue?•SeptemberHopefuls•TimetoWalktheWalk•Messner’sWrigleygrille•WoodFamilyFoundation•WeddingBanned•RealEstateUpdate
 
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Contents:
Fergie Jenkins: Next for a Statue? -Page 3September Hopefuls -Page 8Time to Walk the Walk -Page 9Wrigleygrille again... -Page 11Wood Family Foundation -Page 13
im O’Riley is the editor-in-chie o Wrigleyville Magazine and also keeps ans posted onall things Cubs year-round on his Facebook page, Between the Vines (http://acebook.com/betweenthevines). His Facebook page or Wrigleyville Magazine ishttp://www.acebook.com/WrigleyvilleMagazine.Follow him on witter at http://twitter.com/WrigleyMagazine and http://twitter.com/CubsStories. You can also email him at tim@wrigleyvillemagazine.com.
Wedding Banned -Page 15Wrigleyville Real Estate Update -Page 18
 
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Fergie Jenkins: Next for a Statue?
When people get caught up with that which is right and they arewilling to sacrice or it, there is no stopping point short o  victory.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968
FergusonArthur“Fergie”Jenkins,bornDecember13,1942inChatham,Ontario,Canada,wassignedbythePhiladelphiaPhilliesin1962atthetenderyoungageof19andmadehismajorleaguedebutwiththatclubasareliefpitcherin1965.AftermakingjustoneappearanceforthePhilliesthefollowingyear,hewastradedtotheChicagoCubs.“Ire
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member,backthen,youonlyhadtwenty-fourhourstore
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port,”hetellsme,“somywifeandIdrovefromPhiladel
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phiatoChicagoandwestayedattheEdgewaterBeachHotel(nowtheEdgewaterBeachApartments)overonSheridan.”Aftermaking48appearancesoutofthebullpenfortheCubs,managerLeoDurocherthoughtitbesttoturnhisyoung6’5”righthanderintoastarter.Asoftenwasthecase,Durocherwasright.In1967,hisrstfullyearasastarter,JenkinspiledupincrediblenumbersfortheCubs,going20-13witha2.80ERAandpitching20completegamesthatyear,withthreeofthosebeingshutouts.Healsorep
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resentedtheCubsinthe1967AllStarGameinAnaheim,CAwherehestruckoutsixbatters,anMLBrecordthathestillshareswiththreeothers,overthreeinnings.Fergie’ssix“victims”inthatgamewereHarmonKillebrew,TonyConigliaro,MickeyMantle,JimFregosi,RodCarew,andTonyOliva---aprettyimpressivelist,tosaytheleast.From1967through1972,Fergiewouldnishwith20ormorewinseveryyear,anastonishingfeatforanyCubspitcherfromanyeraandFergie’spersonalproud
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estachievement.“Iwantedtopitch.Iwantedtoshowpeoplewhatmytalentwasallabout.”Af 
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tera“downyear”in’73,whenhisrecordwas just14-16,FergiewastradedtotheTex
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asRangers.In1974,hecamestormingbackwithTexastocompilea25-12re
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cord,winningtheALComebackPlay
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eroftheYearawardattheendoftheseason.HepitchedfortheRang
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ersfortwoseasonsbeforejoiningtheRedSoxin1976and1977be
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forereturningtotheRangersforfourmoreyears,andthencom
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ingbacktotheCubsin1982and1983tonishhiscareer.Overthecourseofhisnineteen
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