Today is Jerry's actual birthday, but the party started early when family and friends gathered to toast the occasion. And there was a gift, Jerry knew he would be getting. It has become a tradition that when a former player turns 90, a gold plate is affixed to a chair noting his name. This is a very exclusive club, which now has 5 members. In addition to Jerry, those who have been honoured in this fashion include Wally Stanowski, Bert Conacher, Murray Henderson and Johnny Bower.
|Jerry stands behind his newly plated chair. Sitting on the right is Wally Stanowski.|
|A close up shot of the plate|
|Jerry took over the microphone and thanked everyone for coming out, then belted out his famous 'Pig Song'.|
|Jerry surrounded by his family.|
Here is a link to a previous story I wrote on Jerry....
Jerry Junkin: Highlights