Ferguson Jenkins documentary premieres June 30 on Marquee Sports Network
Marquee Sports Network has announced the premiere of Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story, an hour-long documentary produced by MLB Network looking back on the life and career of the Hall of Famer. Presented by Budweiser, the documentary will debut Wednesday, June 30 at approximately 5 p.m. CT, immediately following Cubs Postgame Live! coverage of the Cubs-Brewers afternoon tilt on Marquee Sports Network.
A native of Chatham, Ontario, Jenkins became the first-ever Canadian elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame following a 19-season major league career, including 10 seasons with the Chicago Cubs. His 347 games started and 2,038 strikeouts with Chicago are the most in franchise history and he is one of 18 pitchers in major league history with over 3000-career strikeouts.
Narrated by actor and Chicago-native Andre Braugher, Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story details all of Fergie’s tremendous on-field accomplishments and successes, while acknowledging the tremendous hardships and loss he has had to endure off the field, and how those hardships have shaped his outlook on life and his relationships with family and friends.
“Thank you to MLB Network for producing this documentary and to Marquee Sports Network for airing it this upcoming Wednesday. I’ve had some ups and downs throughout my life but am glad to be able to share my full story with my fans,” said Jenkins.
In addition to interviews with Jenkins, Glory and Grief features rarely seen footage from the MLB archives and exclusive interviews with MLB teammates, including Billy Williams and Randy Hundley, as well as his son, Raymond, and daughters Delores, Kelly and Kimberly.
“We continue to marvel at the productions from our partners at MLB Network. They go above and beyond to share the full story of one of the greatest pitchers in Cubs history,” said Marquee Sports Network SVP Programming and Production, Mike Santini. “We’ve been thrilled with our collaboration with MLB Network on previous documentaries featuring Harry Caray and Ernie Banks, and we’re glad to now share this inspiring story featuring Fergie.”