On Saturday, the Cubs will turn to two of the best pitchers in franchise history -- specifically, Greg Maddux and Fergie Jenkins -- to do the deed:
Jenkins pitched part of 19 seasons, more than half of those with the Cubs. He compiled impressive marks with Chicago -- a 119 ERA+ and 3.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 2,600-plus innings -- and won the 1971 Cy Young Award. His 53.2 wins above replacement total with the Cubs is the most for a pitcher in franchise history.
Maddux's accomplishments are fresher in the mind, but we'll list them all the same. He pitched for Chicago in 10 of his 23 seasons, tallying a 112 ERA+ and 2.39 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Maddux won the 1992 Cy Young Award before departing to Atlanta, yet his 33.8 WAR with the Cubs ranks eighth in franchise history.