Fergie Jenkins Commemorative Stamp Released
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.