In Honor of Greg Maddux and Fergie Jenkins, Cubs Will Retire No. 31

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IMarch 19, 2009

On May 3, the Chicago Cubs will add another number to their list of those retired.

The team announced Wednesday it will retire No. 31 in honor of both Greg Maddux and Fergie Jenkins.

This will be the sixth flag to carry a retired number on the foul poles at Wrigley.

The others include No. 10 (Ron Santo), No. 14 (Ernie Banks), No. 23 (Ryne Sandberg), No. 26 (Billy Williams), and No. 42 (Jackie Robinson, which is retired throughout baseball).

Both Maddux and Jenkins won Cy Young Awards with the Cubs, with Jenkins winning it in 1971 and Maddux in 1992.

Jenkins holds the record for most recorded strikeouts by a Cub with 2,041, and Maddux ranks fifth on the list with 1,305.

Jenkins finished with a record of 284-226, and a 3.34 ERA, while Maddux finished his 23-year career with 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA. 

Maddux retired during the 2008 Winter Meetings and is helping coach the San Diego Padres this spring.

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