Fergie Jenkins honoured with Canada Post stamp

Subject

Sports; Baseball

Description

From a descendant of slaves to baseball’s hall of fame and having his image on a Canadian stamp, Ferguson Jenkins has come a long way in his 68 years. The native of Chatham, Ont., received a truly unique birthday gift Monday when he was on hand in Ottawa to see Canada Post conduct a print run of Fergie Jenkins stamps that will commemorate Black History Month in February. “My family came with the Underground Railroad in the 1800s, so it’s pretty unique,” said Jenkins, referring to the secret network that smuggled slaves to freedom in Canada from the United States.

Creator

The Canadian Press

Source

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/fergie-jenkins-honoured-with-canada-post-stamp-1.889941

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cbc.ca

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