Ferguson Jenkins gets stamp in Canada

Updated: December 13, 2010, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins is getting his own stamp for his 68th birthday.

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AP Photo/Sean KilpatrickFergie Jenkins celebrated his 68th birthday by attending the actual print production run of the postage stamp in his honor in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The pitcher watched on Monday as Canada Post conducted a print run of stamps bearing his image that will commemorate Black History month in February.

He is the only Canadian inducted into Cooperstown, compiling a 3.34 ERA and 284-226 record over 19 seasons with the Phillies, Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox.

The stamp depicts a young Jenkins on the pitcher's mound with the Cubs, set behind a modern photo of Jenkins at his Order of Canada ceremony in 2007.

Jenkins said the stamp provides a bookend to a major league career in which his image was appeared on a baseball card in 1965.


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