After the season, the dumping began. First to go was Fergie Jenkins. His 1973 was a disaster. He failed to win 20 game, ending his consecutive streak at six years. Fergie also has an ugly episode at Wrigley Field where he was booed by the fans as walked to the dugout after being pulled from a game. He didn’t take kindly to the booing and to the work of the home plate umpire. He tossed some bats towards the field. His time as a Cub would soon be over.
Why would the Cubs trade for a second and third baseman when they had Glenn Beckert and Ron Santo?
Because they were backing up the truck. Two more former All Stars would be gone soon, too.