Fergie Jenkins finds all the guys who couldn't hit his slider on 'Old Baseball Cards'

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When you’re a pitcher, you remember. You remember who couldn’t hit what pitch and who you struck out in big moments. And when you’re a Hall of Fame pitcher like Fergie Jenkins, there’s a lot to remember.

Jenkins — the Chicago Cubs great, 1971 Cy Young winner and 29th all-time in career wins — is this week’s guest on “Old Baseball Cards,” Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven nostalgia show. As we open up packs of 1981 Fleer and 1987 Topps, Jenkins finds an abundance of players he knows, quite a few who couldn’t hit his slider and one who accounted for a classic moment in his career, his 3,000th strikeout.

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We come across quite a few names that you’ll know if you were watching baseball in the ’80s, like Dave Parker, Joe Morgan and George Foster. We even find Lenny Dykstra and a much-younger Bruce Bochy. It’s a fun walk down memory lane with one of the game’s greats.

Fergie Jenkins opens 1981 Fleer baseball cards and talks about players he knows. (Yahoo Sports)
Fergie Jenkins opens 1981 Fleer baseball cards and talks about players he knows. (Yahoo Sports)

If this is your first time watching our show, welcome aboard. We open old packs of baseball cards from the ’80s and ’90s looking for great stories, memories and reactions from our guests. It all started with cards my grandma bought back in the day, hoping they’d be worth something. They’re not. But they make for a fun video series. We have plenty of great episodes below. If you liked this one, let me recommend the Felipe Alou episode, the Dusty Baker episode and the Ryne Sandberg episode.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: David RossDave WinfieldTim Raines | Thomas Ian Nicholas aka Henry RowengartnerMike KrukowGary Vee | Randy Johnson | Felipe AlouGeorge BrettTorey Lovullo | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz |  Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2)

CROSSOVER EPISODES: The Miz | Metta World Peace | Jazzy Jeff

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Fred LynnEduardo PerezJ.J. PutzLuis GonzalezDuane KuiperEdgar MartinezRyne Sandberg | Frank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson  | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira | Rick Ankiel | Kevin Millar

MANAGERS/COACHESTerry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts | Gabe Kapler | Alex Cora | Dave Martinez | Ron Gardenhire | Scott Servais

CURRENT PLAYERS: CC SabathiaCurtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler ClippardBuster Posey, David Price & Anthony Rizzo

CELEBS: Kurt BuschBill NyeHQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Mr. BeldingAlyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

ETC: Chris “Mad Dog” RussoJosh Kusnick | Jeff Passan | Ken Kendrick

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Mike Oz is a writer at Yahoo Sports. Contact him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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