Fergie Jenkins casually dominates Shoot the Puck

Fergie Jenkins casually dominates Shoot the Puck

December 20, 2013, 11:30 pm
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Mark Strotman

Ferguson Jenkins dominated baseball for years on his way to a Hall of Fame career. But he may not have been so bad off on the ice rink.

Jenkins was Friday night's celebrity guest for Shoot the Puck in between the second and third periods of the Blackhawks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

With ease, the longtime Cubs pitcher flicked his wrist and connected on his first attempt, and while he didn't have success in Round 2, Canada's first Baseball Hall of Fame member still did it in style, channeling his youth hockey days north of the border.

"Hockey was my first sport," the former defenseman told CSN Chicago. "I was a guy who could clear the pick, a pretty good skater. I didn't score a lot but I used my body."

Jenkins said he played until the age of 17, when baseball rightfully took over as his top sport.

Jenkins said Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago were all showing interest in the teenager, and he knew that his body couldn't take the beating it did in hockey if he was going to remain in tact to play baseball professionally.

See the full interview, as well as Jenkins' performance in the video above.