Cubs to retire No. 31 in honor of Maddux, Jenkins

on March 17, 2009 3:01 PM

The Cubs are retiring the No. 31 in honor of Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux.

The ceremony will be done on Sunday, May 3 before the Cubs host the Florida Marlins.

Maddux pitched nine of his 23 major-league seasons, including his first seven, with the Cubs, winning the first of four Cy Young awards. Allowing him to leave for Atlanta still is considered one of the worst moves in Cubs history.

Jenkins pitched parts of 10 of his 19 major-league seasons with the Cubs.The Hall of Famer won the 1971 Cy Young award with the Cubs.

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