Indians-Cubs World Series 2016: Maddux, Jenkins to throw out Game 4 first pitch
Greg Maddux and Fergie Jenkins are two of the better pitchers in franchise history
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.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The NL MVP frontrunner got things started early in Game 7 of the NLCS, and then the Dodgers...
It's Game 7 of the NLCS, and the World Series matchup will be determined by night's end
It's Game 7 of the NLCS, and whoever wins advances to the World Series to take on the Red...
The brothers were recently declared free agents by Major League Baseball
Betts could return to second base for World Series games in the NL park
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup adv...