Fergie Jenkins Commemorative Stamp Released

Fergie Jenkins official Canada Post stamp released - Chatham Sports News

Fergie Jenkins Canada Post Stamp

Chatham, Ontario – Fergie Jenkins, Chatham’s first baseball hero is being honoured with a commemorative Canada Post stamp, which was officially released Tuesday (pictured above). The stamp honours Jenkins’ accomplishments in baseball, and will be released in line with Black History Month.

A member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and an 18-year Major League Baseball player, Jenkins’ contributions to sport and accomplishments were trailblazing for black athletes in North America.

Jim Philips, Director of Stamps Services at Canada Post said this about Jenkins in a media release Tuesday, “Baseball legend Fergie Jenkins’ hard work on and off the baseball field is well known throughout the world of sport.”

This Saturday, February 5th, Fergie Jenkins will be honoured by a number of local delegates as he officially unveils the stamp in Chatham-Kent. This Lunch with Fergie Jenkins event will take place at the Armoury in Chatham. Tickets to the event are sold out.

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    marie nauta 13 years

    I’m not a baseball fan of any sort, but I must congratulate Fergie for all he has accomplished. I do keep an eye on his life and life isn’t easy when your always in the public eye. you’ve come a long way from a skinny little kid.Chatham-kent can be proud of our baseball, skaters,singers and now a footballer to name a few. And I’m sure Chatham-Kent has many others to be proud of that we don’t hear about.Fergie had support from his parents,a proud couple and that was inportant.Yes Chatham-Kent can be proud of our Fergie. And I’ glad your on a Canadian stamp.Maybe it’ll be the kind I can lick. just kidding.