Who remember this? On this day in 1973, the Cubs traded 6-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Rangers for third baseman Bill Madlock and utility man Vic Harris.
Jenkins won 25 games for a very young Texas team that challenged Oakland for the AL West title in 1974. He won 284 with a 3.34 ERA and 267 complete games over 19 seasons. Jenkins was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1991.
Madlock went on to have a great career: .305 average and 2,008 hits in 15 seasons. He won 4 batting titles, 2 in Chicago and 2 in Pittsburgh.