Trade Details

Date: April 21, 1966

Chicago Cubs acquire

  • First baseman/Outfielder John Herrnstein
  • Right-handed pitcher Fergie Jenkins
  • Center fielder Adolfo Phillips

Philadelphia Phillies acquire

  • Right-handed pitcher Bob Buhl
  • Right-handed pitcher Larry Jackson

RHP Fergie Jenkins

Jenkins never started a game in eight total appearances for the Phillies, but the Cubs gave him that opportunity in 1966. He emerged as an All-Star the next season and never looked back. 50 years later, the right-hander still holds franchise records for starts (347), strikeouts (2,038) and pitcher's Wins Above Replacement (53.2).

Fergie Jenkins Throws First Pitch (2015)

He remains a beloved member of the franchise and was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field prior to a National League Championship Series game.

RHP Larry Jackson

The Phillies got somewhat of a raw deal, considering that Jackson performed fairly well in their starting rotation through 1968. After the season, however, the team lost him when the Montreal Expos selected him in an expansion draft. Jackson retired rather than go to Montreal.

Trade's Legacy

Chicago didn't totally capitalize on Jenkins' talent, consistently winning the majority of their games, but still falling short of the postseason. Even so, Cubs fans had a lot to look forward to every fourth game (when he was scheduled to pitch).
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