Ryan Dempster (Sechelt, B.C.) has passed Hall of Famer Kirk McCaskill (Kapuskasing, ON) for second most career starts by a Canadian pitcher with 243.
The only pitcher ahead of Ryan is the greatest Canadian pitcher ever Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, ON) with 594 career starts.
Ryan’s career started in 1998 with the Florida Marlins and has pitched in a career 467 games as he spent four years as a reliever with the Chicago Cubs from 2004-07.
The Chicago Cubs are sending the Hall of Fame an authentic baseball from Ryan’s start.