On August 20, 1971 — 1971 – Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th, beating Houston, 3 – 2. The win pulls the Cubs to 4 1/2 behind Pittsburgh. But following two losses to Houston, Leo Durocher and the players will square off in a clubhouse meeting on the 23rd. Durocher accuses Ron Santo of demanding that the team give him a day, and the third sacker has to be restrained from going after Leo. Leo will finally lip an “I quit,” but stay on through the season in a frosty relationship with the team.


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Sources:
Baseball Reference August 20
National Pastime August 20
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
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