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On the Mound with Fergie
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David & Elliott welcome Cubs legend and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. Plus - Basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley.
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Sports and Torts: Ferguson Jenkins

Canada has never been known as an importer of baseball talent, but then Fergie Jenkins never really did things in a customary fashion. Over his 19-year career, the big hurler from Ontario proved to be a durable commodity, retiring with 267 complete games and 49 shutouts. He also holds the 12th-highest strikeout total in MLB history (3,192) and was the National League Cy Young Award winner in 1971. We talk to the former Cub about his amazing career.
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Sports and Torts: Adrian Dantley

Adrian Dantley may be one of the most overlooked superstars in NBA history: 23,177 points, ninth on the NBA career scoring list at time of retirement; a .540 field-goal percentage, one of the highest ever recorded by an NBA non- center; and 30-plus points per game for four straight seasons. He was a smart, fundamentally sound player who relied on both strength and finesse.
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Ferguson Jenkins
Fergie Jenkins was born December 13, 1943, in Chatham, Canada. In the early 1960s, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was acquired by the Chicago Cubs in 1966. From 1974 to 1981 Jenkins pitched for the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox, compiling a record of 115 wins and 93 losses. In 1982 he returned to the Cubs, where he pitched for two more years before retiring. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Adrian Dantley
A power plant who measured closer to 6'3" than his listed height of 6'5", Dantley had an uncanny feel for getting shots off in traffic. He toyed with bigger players, using his patented head-and-shoulder fake to create openings to the basket or draw fouls. Nearly a third of his 23,177 NBA points were made at the free-throw line. A product of basketball-rich Washington, D.C., Dantley (born February 28, 1956) attended DeMatha Catholic High School, one of the nation's leading prep programs. In 1973, he enrolled at Notre Dame, where he was a consensus All-American his sophomore and junior years. His average of 30.4 points during the 1975-76 season placed him second in the nation. At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, he led the U.S. team in scoring. Skipping his senior season, he joined the Buffalo Braves of the NBA. Though he was named Rookie of the Year in 1977, Dantley stayed just one season in Buffalo. Three years and three trades later, he landed in Utah, where he averaged at least 26 points a game for seven consecutive seasons and won NBA scoring titles in 1981 (30.7) and 1984 (30.6). His relationship with Jazz coach Frank Layden deteriorated after Dantley held out before the 1984-85 season, and in 1986 he moved to the Detroit Pistons. Dantley scored 34 points against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals but was benched in later games when the Pistons needed rebounding. Winding up his career, Dantley played briefly with the Dallas Mavericks and the Milwaukee Bucks. He totaled 57 points with the Bucks in 1991, moving him, at the time, past Elgin Baylor into ninth place on the all-time scoring list.

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